I am really loving this little self imposed ritual.
Alarm goes off at 6am. Quickly brush teeth, throw on clothes, tie up hair, grab earbuds, iphone and bottle of water, and out the door…quickly now, you don’t want to miss it!
Through the door I go…down the corridor and toward the lobby ---this hotel is bungalow style, which means that everything outside of your room is open air. There is a roof….but no walls…how wonderful to hear the birds singing their morning song as I make my way outside, across a foot bridge, over the path heading to the beach.
As I head farther along the walking trail, I see shapes in the sand. Curious, I head over to check it out ----
the sand here is different than any I’ve felt in my life….it is nearly spongy and the closer you get to the water line, the deeper you sink into it.
It’s a gator! Or is it is croc? Maybe a komodo dragon? But look at that detail! I wish I had seen this “contest” going on..it would have been fun to watch!
Looks like one of these sand eggs is about to hatch!
How about a very detailed sand temple?
Looks like imaginations and creativity were running rampant!
The smiling whimsical star fish says “G’day Bonnie, have a great one!” I know it has an Aussie accent because the guy I spoke to said it was a group of Aussies here on holiday that had the sand carving contest!
Fish is Friends! Not Food!
A crumbling pyramid, Egyptian style!
But this one? It’s the coliseum!
And now I need to hurry…because I’m going to miss that sun coming up…I’ve got a ways to go to reach my pagoda ---hurry now, the sun is peeking through the clouds!
There it is….big and yellow, tingeing the clouds with pink.
Yep, it’s another glorious day in Bali!
Today’s itinerary includes palaces and temples. We will wear our sarongs to show respect and reverence. And Mawa will fill our minds with stories of life in Bali – of tradition, of folklore, of facts and humor.
It’s going to be a long day ---yesterday was also a long drive, and we had all the ladies sewing hexies from the kits I brought, while the gentlemen ((We have 3 hubbies along plus Mawa)) spoke of “man things’.
It’s time to pack it up and get going ….we leave in 10 minutes!