Good old Lembongan. The boat was small, the trip quite wet. My backpack stayed dry, miraculously, while the packs on top of it were dripping sea water after unloading. Note to self: Next time, use a company that employs a bigger boat. The trip will be as wet, but the luggage is further away from the waves and the spray.
Other than that annoying sea water, the trip was not eventful, and the company managed to drop me off at my accommodations unharmed.
This time, I stayed at a Yogi Beach Bungalow. Perfectly nice with the caveat that the tap water is brackish, as everywhere near the beachfront. And the open vents in the bathroom allow moskitos to get in. But, the lovely staff brought my breakfast pancakes to my verandah every morning before six am.
And the views of Gunung Agung, on my way to Blue Corner…
I was a bit worried about the diving. I just had 17 logged dives. Would it be as good as before? Would it be fun? How would I feel, after seven months? Of course it was even more fascinating and wonderful than the last time. Even if swimming a compass-assisted rectangle for my Advanced certificate was as difficult as ever, me not being able to see the small numbers printed on the display. But, I completed my Advanced Padi OWD thanks to my instructor, Jo.
I always used to say I wanted to be reborn as a cat. But now I’m considering to hope for reincarnation as a Manta. They do seem to have so much fun.
And, not to forget, they are graceful. Hmm, that could be a problem for me…
Date: Sep 24th to Oct 4th, 2016
Mood: Into the Blue