Bali > Day Three
Day three … A lesson in how quickly the weather can change in one day in Bali. So, after a day spent doing touristy things on day two, we decided to continue the touristy action for another day. Rented the car and driver for another day and headed out to Kintamani to see Mount Batur, an active volcano. But first, our daily morning routine – breakfast and a quick walk along the beach!
The duckies of Intercontinental Hotel that I mentioned previously. They have a large territory to roam around in.
Mandatory wave shot. Looking back at the beach photos, the waves all seemed pretty small the first couple of days, but the day we actually go swimming in the sea? The waves were quite large, and it was generally high tide. Boo. Guess we should have spent the calmer days at the beach.
A beautiful sunny morning, but you can see the clouds slowly moving in. The blue skies didn’t last for long.
Panoramic view of Mt. Batur and Lake Batur. Because we were at higher elevation, it was a lot cooler and the humidity was much more bearable. So pretty~
Volcano! Apparently you can hike up it, but because the mom cannot walk long distances, the hike was not even given any consideration. Maybe next time? Although probably not during rainy season.
On our way towards our next destination, Ulun Danu Temple, which is on the shore of Lake Bratan, the weather turned craptastic and it started pouring like no tomorrow. I have no idea how the driver did it because there were parts of the drive where you couldn’t see anything in front of you. The rain seriously killed the mood, and without the sun, we were not dressed for the cold air of the mountains. We were cold and wet, so we did a quick walk around to see the sights and hopped back into the car.
Ulun Danu Temple is a water temple. According to Wiki, “Built in 1663, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu.”
It was raining so much that the temple grounds were starting to flood ….
Our last stop was a quick look at the Bali rice terraces. So green! And surrounded by mist covered mountains. The view was quite impressive.
While stopped at the rice paddies, this truck rolled by …That’s not dangerous at all … o.O
The driving in Bali is about as insane as in Jakarta, and the traffic is just as horrible. Especially in the rain. On our way back to the hotel, we were stuck at this roundabout for like an hour with no movement. Apparently, the roads are under construction because the 2013 APEC summit is in Bali, so they’re trying to improve the roads and make them bigger in order to accommodate and impress all the important foreign dignitaries. But while the roads are being built, there is some Insane traffic!
Day four … rest and relaxation by the beach all. day. long.