Back in Kuta
Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
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Anyway, once we'd negotiated our way out of Kuta we drove north, up over the volcanic peaks. The scenery was pretty impressive, although our view was obscured by all the thick cloud and heavy rain! We stayed three nights at Lovina Beach (black sand) - it was fairly quiet in terms of other tourists and hence we got extra hassle from the beach/street sellers. We did a couple of activities - went to watch dolphins (had to get up at 5.30am! Far too early - especially for Ed). We saw lots of them, including a baby. Quite a few other boats were doing trips and all motored swiftly towards the dolphins every time they appeared which seemed a bit mean and scared them off. After that we went snokelling at a reef just off the beach and saw lots of colourful fish.
On leaving Lovina we drove east along the coast to a small fishing village near Amed. The scenery was stunning - as was the hotel we stayed at (we decided to treat ourselves as it looked so nice - we are on honeymoon after all)! We had a fantastic bungalow on the beach at hotel calle 'Life in Amed' - see picture. The area was very peaceful and there were no people trying to sell you stuff as soon as you stepped foot outside the hotel. The food was great too! We went snorkelling off the black sand beach - the water was very clear and both fish and all sorts of coral were very close to shore. Perfect! Wanted to stay lots longer.
It is our last night in Asia tonight as we get our plane to N.Z. tomorrow.
P.S. I managed my Indonesian skinny dip today.
P.P.S. We can't find any Crazy Golf on Bali - sorry to all you devoted fans.