Thursday, 30 January 2014

The next day saw us exploring the area by bike and having a really good look around, there is some very beautiful coastline in the area. 

Then we made plans to do a boat trip to Komodo and Rinca Island’s for 2 days through an ‘agent' across the road and turn right, about 20 -30 meters from the hotel.  I would have no hesitation in recommending him either, sure he was drunk by 2pm most days, but hey, he wasn’t the guy driving the boat!  

We paid 750k Rupiah each for the trip, the more people you have, the less you pay, though I loved the fact the 4 of us had the whole boat to ourselves plus the crew were great also.
  Another sunset at The Lounge Bar with an awesome hamburger, all their food was excellent, with a couple of drinks after a day’s riding and we were getting some rest for the early morning start the next day.  

There would only be 4 people on the boat plus crew and it made for an excellent voyage, strangely the other couple was a bule girl and an Indonesian guy, throw me and Patty into the mix and it must have looked a funny sight!  They were great fun though and just added to the enjoyment of our trip.
We grabbed our snorkelling gear on our way to the pier in the morning, there are a ton of places to hire masks and fins from on the main street, around $2 a day if I remember rightly.  After walking across a couple of other boats we unloaded our gear on our new home for the next 2 days, I liked the look of it already.

  I love being on the ocean and as we steamed out of the harbour early that morning I could hardly wait, an overnighter on a boat in the beautiful Indonesian Archipelago plus we would be seeing the world renowned Komodo National Park and the Dragons’ it is famous for.