Trip Start Feb 24, 2010
93Trip End Dec 12, 2010
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The guides were very funny and told us lots of things about the dragons and the other many animals that live on the island. They carry a long, thin forked stick as the only protection from the dragons. Not very comforting when there is a 90kg dragon sitting beside you and you know they have killed and eaten people before. The trek wasn't too difficult as it was only 5km but the heat even at 7 in the morning was unbearable
After Rinca we continued on our three day boat trip towards Lombok island, stopping at small islands for snorkeling and swimming. Very nice, clear blue and green water with coral, colourful fish and plastic bags. Some very nice beaches on tiny islands but the amount of rubbish washed up on the shore really ruins it. Pity. Also the coral seems to be trying to attack Sue! I think seeing lots of dolphins and flying fish made up for it though. :)