Word of the Day: Stormy Seas
Word of the Day: Stormy Seas
Word of the Day: Infirmary
Word of the Day: Sun’s Out
Word of the Day: Waterfalls
Notable / Highlight of the Day: Adi was taking Bianca, her friend and I to a beautiful and huge waterfall so We just hung about for the morning. Unfortunately I had woken up at 6:30 and couldn’t fall asleep, so it was a lot of hanging around.
Adi let us know he was here and we piled into his car. And then we drove and drove and drove, slicing through the middle of the island for two hours, looking at rice paddies, volcanoes, a huge lakes until we turned down a steep, bumpy, one lane road and bobbled along with a dozen uniformed school kids chasing along.
We arrived in the hot, dusty parking lot and piled to stretch and start our short hike to the waterfall. It was quiet and green and there were quite a few stairs. But it was a short walk and within 20 minutes we were staring at a huge, beautiful waterfall.
The water was cold but we dove in anyways and alternated between swimming and basking in the sun. Adi took a few pictures of us before joining us for a swim.
There was a path off to the side that we explored which led to three more waterfalls and a small cave, but the sky was starting to cloud over and we wanted to get out before the rain. So up up up we went until we were back at the car for a long ride back.
We stopped for lunch at a JFC, Indonesia’ knock-off version of KFC. And, as Sam was staying in Ubud, we made a detour to drop her off which added some extra quality time in the car. But her and Bianca were giggling like kids in the back and Adi was happily driving while giving us many examples of how to us the word fuck in traffic. Yeah, Bali has a lot of traffic.
It ended up being a quiet night, eating at Kima and hanging out with everyone.
Word of the Day: Boy & Cow
Word of the Day: Washing Machine
Word of the Day: Molten-Chocolate Brownie
Notable / Highlight of the Day: I graduated to level two, now I’m ‘ready’ to surf green waves!!! The guides started teaching me how to turn and control my board more in the water.
One of my favorite things about the camp is that all the guides are Indonesian. They’re not all local from Bali, but it’s really fun hanging out with them. They giggle like no ones business, love singing and playing guitar, and always have a good time. Oh, and they have great names: Risky, Dandy, Adi Ayam, they’re so so great.
I had to work on processing my visa extension, so I couldn’t go out with the level two groups until I figured out how to find someone who can process it faster than the agency the surf camp uses. The guy on the corner said his agent could get it back by the 11th, which was perfect since that’s when I wanted to head out to komodo to go diving with Bruno.
I had a quick surf session because I finally got the appointment at 4 pm and sat and met with the agent. He was saying, yes, can do by the 11th or 12, you should have your passport back by the 15th. Which I explained when he already had my passport I needed it by the 11th. I now expect to have it back by the 17th or 18th and because of this, I likely won’t get to see Bruno, but need to process my passport so I can meet up with Matt at the beginning of February in Sumatra.
What I wasn’t thinking was that Bruno and I could process our passports together because he needed to get his visa. Whoops.
That night, we had a few new guys join the camp and a bunch of us finally went to get those sizzling brownies at the Indian place. Somehow the restaurant was able to accommodate 14 people at a moments notice. They were renovating their 2nd floor dining area so had tons of space.
Leonard and I split a ton of food and Lindsey and I split the sizzling brownie dessert. It was a really fun, impromptu dinner and the sizzling brownie I was dreaming about for days was so worth the wait.