12.08.2010 - 13.08.2010 29 °C
So even tough the Crocodile River cottage had a lovely peaceful setting, it wasn't lovely and peaceful at night-time. Instead there was loud music and chants from nearby mosques. Sometimes in unison, and sometimes they took turns being noisy. It seems my first day there coincided with the first day of Ramadhan, which means this kind of thing goes on all night. There are occasional quiet spells but not for long. So I had a couple of fairly sleepless nights and ended up dozing on the couch on my balcony instead.
After having a happy morning fishing I had my pick-up to take me to Teluk Kodek to catch my fast boat back to Bali. The ticket included transfer back to my hotel and was a fairly reasonable price. But that was understandable after you'd travelled with them. I had a return ticket from Bali to Lombok and back so knew what to expect. That is, they go fast (it is a fastboat after all) and if you're sitting in the wrong place you get wet. On the way over I was completely soaked as I didn't have a proper seat and was sitting on the step in the middle at the back of the boat. Big waves would wash right over the top and then wave or dribble down on us. But going back to Bali in the afternoon meant there were a few empty seats and I was able to keep fairly dry.
Now I am back in Sanur at the Puri Mango Guesthouse where I am happy to report that their air-con rooms are much nicer than their fan rooms. But I am unhappy to report that I am back in the original fan room I was in last time as I thought I was leaving tonight (Friday) when I am actually leaving tomorrow night.