tidung ..

Yup, i challenge my self by going here. It had been idle task on my to-do list for almost 2 year. Yes indeed it’s one of those crazy adventure i mumble all the time since college year, as this one also made a memorable print-out like others. *halah*

We arrive earlier at muara angke around 6am, a bit early in the morning. 1st task is finding the el capitain who’ll guide us on departure and a brief about the island in the next 2.5 hour trip. Which eventually turnout an unexpected storm come straight at us in the last 1 hour mile to shore. It halted us in the middle of sea for half an hour, letting the machine cool down and let the wave calm from rash.

Day 1

The weather is not so friendly at all, as we arrive i called pak cipto on his whereabouts. He called a pedicab and we went straight to home stay directly. The rain kept pouring hard for the next 3 hour, and spend time being watch tv on air conditioned (AC) living room. There goes my chance for snorkeling earlier but later had my short cycling time around the island.

Thank God on 2pm the rain stop, the shy sun slowly appear behind those thick cloud. My discussion with guide suggest next morning will be great for snorkel, so then. This afternoon we cycling around, a walk on beach and have a glimpsed of that famous bridge that connect this main island with it neighbor island which is smaller.

As local tales said this bridge connect the island comes from the legend of current ruler of the island. His grave rely on the main island and his queen buried on the neighbor island. Bridge made the connection and for those who step on this bridge would made a great relationship (superstitious huh?).

The bridge itself is a wooden plank, reinforce and construct on top of concrete based construction. Pak cipto told me on first it was made duly on a tree based foundation, steps covered with plank. Sea humidity, sea salt, rain and wave mostly shorten its ability to remain strong and agile, then DKI PU made another stronghold construction to reinforce strong foundation for the bridge with steel and concrete. In the future probably bridge will eventually concretes.

It’s pretty long bridge, with rotten plank on most sidewalk, we’ve got to take careful step to not let ourselves plunge into the sea (well its not that deep, probably about 1 meter at least).

The rest of the day we spent on beaches on both island, sunk our feet from knee to feet to water and walk around the beach. At night pak cipto brought us local fish delicacy to eat along with well prepared house made dinner (different menu from what it gave us on lunch, but still help fulfill my tummy).

Day 2

Yea, we only take 2 day 1 night trips. the ship will leave after Jumatan, so we still have plenty time before that, sink ourselves on sea and snorkel around. I used to be a good swimmer, but rarely practice since in college, now i’ve forgot most of basic (what a douche). But i managed to float safely, even i had to get myself scratch from coral reef a bit.

After Jumatan we headed back to ship. Different from yesterday today the ship is not as packed as yesterday, but the el capitain said weekend mostly pack with tourist vice versa. I took top floor to have more space to lay down and have real view of sea. The weather was mild. We arrive at muara angke 2.5hr later.

It’s a pleasant journey, tiring and adventurous.

tidung .. 

Yup, i challange my self by going here with a

special one. Yes indeed it’s one of those

crazy adventure i mumble all the time since

college year, as this one also made a

memorable print-uot like others. *halah*

we arrive earlier at muara gnke around 6am,

abnit early in the morning. 1st rask is

findgin the el kapitain who’ll guide us with

departure and a brief about the island in the

next 2.5 hour trip. which eventually turnout

unexpected storm come straight at us in the

last 1 hour mile to shore. it halt us in the

middle of sea for half an hour, letting the

machenie cool down and let the wave calm from

rash.

the weather is not so friendly at all, as we

arrive i called pak cipto to whis whereabout.

he called a pedicab and we went straight to

homestsy directly. the rain kep pouring hard

for the next 3 hour. there oes my chance for

snorkeling earlier and had cyling around the

island.

thank god on 2pm the rain stop, the shy sun

slowly appear behind those thick cloud. my

dicscussion with guide suggest next morning

will be great for snorkel, so then. this

afternoon will be cycling around, a walk on

beach, and have a glimpsed of tht famous

brodge that connect this main island with it

neighbor island which is smaller.

As local tales said this bridge connect the

island comes from the legend of current ruler

of the island. his grave rely on the main

island and his queen burried on the neighbor

island. bridge made the connection, and for

those who step on this bridge would made a

great relationship (superstitious huh).

the bridge itslef is a wooden plank,

reinforce and construct on top of concret5e

based construction. pak cipto told me on

first it was made duly on a tree based

foundation, steps coverde with plank. sea

humidity, se salt, rain and wave mostly

shorten it ability to remain strong adn

agile, then DKI PU made another stroghold

construction to reinforce strong foundation

for the bridge with steel and concrete. in

the future probably brode will eventually

concrete.

it’s pretty loing bridge, with plank rot on

most sideaalk, i’ve got to take a careful to

not let myslef plunge into the sea (well its

not that porobably about 1 meter at least).

the rest of the day we spent on becahes on

both island, sunk ofour feet from knee to

feet to waterand walk aroud the beach. At

night pak cipto brought us local fish

delicacy for to eat alog with well prepared

house made dinner (different menu from what

it gave us on lunch, but still hellp fulfill

my tummy)

day 2

yea, we only take 2 day 1 ninght trips. the

ship will leave after jumatan, so we still

have penty time before that to wink ourselve

on sea and snorkle around. I used to be a

good swimmer, but rarely practice since in

college, now i’ve forgot most of basic (what

a douche). but i manged to float safely, even

i had to get myself a scrtch from coral reef

a bit.

After Jumatan we headed back to ship.

Different from yesyerday today the ship is

not as packed as yesterday, but the el

capitain said weekend mostly pack with

tourist vice versa. i took top floor to have

more space to lay down and have real view of

sea. the weather was mild. we arrive at muara

angke 2,5 hr later.

its pelasent journey, tiring and

adventurable.