Galang Kangin Inn
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... which, despite being placed there deliberately, was interesting to view whilst surrounded by fish.
The next day, we ventured to the snorkelling site in Tulamben. We were excited about this site because it actually housed a World War II American Naval shipwreck, not too far from the shore and, although being a haven for diving troupes, was also viewable with just a snorkel. It was quite hard work, as it was a good twenty minute swim to the wreckage, ...
... We stopped in a town
where there was a large football pitch. AK wanted a picture as the view in the
background was the still very active Mount Agung volcano. Wow, the kids here
have a great place for a kick around…beats the back field in Brooky.
Eventually the roads got just a little bit too crazy for us
so we turned around and headed back to Amed. We stopped off at the little cove
for a snorkel and a beer and headed back to the homestay.
That night ...
... view and the volcano last erupted in 2006. The last large eruption was 1917 and you can see the charred landscape where the greenery will not grow back. There is also a large lake and other mountains offering stunning views. We then took off on a 30km down hill bike ride with our guide Gede, he was very jolly as well as informative about the Hindu religion and Balinese culture. We also learned that even the locals get 'Bali belly' ...
... he wanted to go around taking pictures. He took a lot of good pictures that I wouldn’t have otherwise taken and I’m glad I let him take it. But because of him I have about 200 more photos to sort through.
After staying a while longer at the filing ceremony, we left to go find a place to stay. While there we booked two early morning dives on the Liberty shipwreck and booked transport the next day for the Gilli Islands, three tiny ...
... same. So absorbed was I in this second activity that I didn’t realise, until people pushed past to help, that one hilariously floundering tourist had been unceremoniously swept up by a wave and deposited at my feet whilst I chuckled at a you’ve been framed-esque tableaux in the surf beyond. Apparently the calm waters of yesterday have disappeared owing to the full moon!
Luckily in the depths, there was a mild current ...