No shortage of tourists here, but what else can we expect with one of Bali’s most famous temples?
It was meant to be a sunset stop too, but given the amount cloud cover in the sky that day, and the earlier drizzles, the prognosis did not look good. And so we opted for an early return to Ubud instead. It was actually a relief to have a quiet dinner together after all that shoulder-brushing with people!
On our second (and last) morning there, we planned to wake up at 5.30AM to catch the sunrise.
So Mum’s alarm rang at 5.30AM, home time.
Which translated to 4.30AM in Bintan.
By the time I figured out why the sky was not getting any brighter by the minute, it was around 4.45AM.
Laughing, we decided to use the extra time to shower and freshen up anyway.
Good story for memories ;p
A quick one with the mum in December 🙂
Someone once told me that all the beaches in Australia look the same in one way or other, but I disagree. Each beach I’ve seen here has its own unique characteristics and vibes. And in such comfortable early spring weather, who could say no to the fresh outdoor air, sea waves and blue skies?
The Byron Bay Lighthouse / Beach Walk.
And the end of the story goes: Due to time and physical constraints (crazy number of steps!!), we did not manage to get all the way up to the lighthouse. This was my only picture of it. From a distance.
But it’s ok.
I do not regret not going to the lighthouse.
Not at all.
21 Degrees on a winter’s day by the beach – Perfect day for a photowalk!
It was a hot day, and my feet started to hurt after conquering just a portion of the coastal walk. So, I did not get to see all the sculptures after all.
A normal coastline, embellished by works of (mostly) man-made art. In actuality, Nature does not need Man to make it more beautiful – Without Man, Nature has and will continue to flourish. Despite interpretations that the artworks are interactions with the environment, it seems that it is the simplicity and space of Nature which has breathed life into the works, more so than the other way round. And it was that encompassing quality of Nature which I admired the most in this experience.
I remember searching the internet for interesting things to do in Sydney towards the end of last year, and this was one of the events which came up. Am so glad I got to visit it this year 🙂
The friend from Newcastle came all the way down and spent the weekend before September ended 🙂
After my numerous solo excursions, it was nice to touch base with a familiar face and soul, have meaningful conversations, and share beautiful experiences with someone I know again.