“Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty” – Brian Greene
Bypassing Lovina, we decided to explore the original Port of Bali at Celukanbawang (try saying that in a hurry), accompanied by a huge pod of dolphins. There were a lot of shallow areas in the Port which probably indicates why they no longer use it. Suddenly aground again but backed off and dropped the pick in a safe and deep anchorage. The locals came out in long tails offering to ‘tow’ us off, but at 26 tonnes that was never going to happen. 'Harrier' decided to join us and with their shallow draft managed to tie off to the shore. The Mosque here was beautiful but rather noisy before dawn and the Bugis coming in all displayed brilliant seamanship.
|Harrier at Celukanbawang|
The following day we relocated to Lovina, anchoring in 7m. This was 8 days of total relaxation and boat work (alias maintenance). Two restaurants on the beach became yachtie hangouts, which meant lots of sundowners and tall tales after the mandatory tours. Robyn from 'Annwn' and I enjoyed a few day spas for the heady sum of $12 per day.
|Three faiths united|
|Tientos at Lovina|
|Keith enjoying attention|
|Sunset at Lovina|