The Real Daisy Blue Part 6: Dolphins and deception

27/6/96

 

Today we moved from Happy Beach Inn to Happy Beach Bungalows – which has a swimming pool! It is so much better than the inn! We spent most of the day just relaxing and swimming. The pool is so gorgeous!

28/6/96 – 2/7/96

 

Dolphins at Lovina
Dolphins at Lovina

Stayed in Lovina. Explored Kali Buk Buk, went out on a boat to see dolphins – very beautiful. Shopped heaps. I bought a really cool “nasi goreng” T-shirt. Mostly just relaxed, swam & did homework. Not much to write about. Sorry, bye.

3/7/96

 

Today at 1:00pm we left from Lovina on a tourist bus to go to Java. We spent a couple of hours on one tourist bus, caught a ferry to Java – an experience – and then caught another bus to Mount Bromo. This bus was overbooked so it was very cramped! People were lying on bags on the floor! We arrived at Mount Bromo at around 10pm. Needless to say we won’t be out at sunrise tomorrow. I’m very tired but am trying to get back in the habit of journal each night!

4/7/96

 

 

Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo

Mum tricked me. She, Christina and Ruth(people we met on the bus) told a very tired and bedraggled me that they were just going for a walk to the next village to buy some groceries. Me, being the gullible fool I am(actually, a gullible for hoping for a chockie!), believed them. But no, they had other things in mind – like, trekking to the top of Mount Bromo!!! But it was worth it! First we had to cross a sea of sand and then walk up 249 almost vertical (or so it felt!), steps to the crater which was just awe inspiring! Whoah!