We left off on Saturday night when we got left in the not so great part of town and I wanted to buy a hooker. The next morning as Made (pronounced Ma-Day) made us breakfast, we talked about what we wanted to do. I really wanted to see the Ulu Watu temple. The Lonely Planet book raved about it as did multiple websites I had read. LP specifically suggested visiting the temple at sunset to get some great pictures. The rest of the group agreed to go to the temple with me but they wanted to do something else beforehand as well. We decided on doing some water sports in the afternoon then heading out to the temple. Made sorted out a car for us and we all headed off.
We directed our driver to the general area where we wanted to go and just told him that we wanted to snorkel. He dropped us off in an area that is surrounded by very fancy resorts. All of the pools and bars were only open to hotel patrons so we were having a hard time figuring out what to do. We finally came upon a water sports "hut" (for lack of better word - it was two guys running this operation out of a shack) and signed up for snorkeling, a glass bottom boat, and a trip to Turtle Island. The guys sorted us for masks and flippers (I saw them sanitizing everything so I felt much better about it). They pull up the boat and it looks like it's about to fall apart. It was a glass bottom boat but you really couldn't see much - the water was very murky. Our boat driver spoke no English and just kinda pointed and grunted to tell us what to do. Everyone except for MayDay tried the snorkeling. I didn't stay in very long. The water was murky and dirty. After snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, not much compares.
|All of us snorkeling|
|Boris with a snake|
|Aren't they a cute couple?|
|All of us at Turtle Island|
|In our sarongs - notice no one has glasses on - the monkeys would steal them.|
|One of the temples|
|Part of the Fire Dance|
|More fire dance|
|Couldn't get a great picture but this kinda shows what the beach was like|
Quick Note - some of the pictures are from Finola - Thanks!