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Never Smile at a Crocodile

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...or you may find yourself on the back of a motorscooter at night time with no helmet and two Indonesians in front of you (don't tell Mum). This was because I suggested to the woman managing the Crocodile River Cottage that they could have a list of activities for their guests and that going out fishing with a local fisherman might be fun.

So we went off to a fisherman's village where she knew someone and we sat around in his home and discussed the idea. Next morning I tried it out. They brought their small boat up the river to the lodge and Olivia (the manager) and I found our seats on the wooden floor and back down the river and out to sea we went. We fished using handlines in three different spots without much success. But I am pleased to say that I caught the first and biggest fish (and there were only two caught).

Unfortunately, it was the same day I was heading back to Bali so we headed back early and the guesthouse cooked up my fish for lunch. I had to eat it in a hurry as my pickup to take me to the harbour to catch my fastboat had already arrived.

The rest of my time at Crocodile River Cottage I spent looking at butterflies and iguanas (that swam in the river), having a traditional massage (better than the beach one at Senggigi) and lying on my balcony reading my book. A suitable relaxing time after the trek up Mt Rinjani.

Posted by pythagnz 16:38 Archived in Indonesia

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