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Lake by a volcano

Mt batur revisited

overcast 30 °C

Another early start. Today we are heading to Mt Batur lake for canoeing. Were picked up by our guides Sibran and Rachel. They run c.bali tourism which does canoeing, cycling and cultural tours at Mt Batur which is the volcano i climbed yesterday. We headed off and our first stop was at the tegalallang rice fields which are a beautiful collection of rice fields which have become a big tourist trap. Around these lovely rice fields are restaurants and shops selling tourist stuff. We got there early so nothing had opened and we got to enjoy the view without the show.
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Then onto mt batur. Stopped at the top for a view of the lake that we would be canoeing on. Rachel gave some info on the lake and when the volcanos had erupted. You can still see where lava spilled down from the last eruption in the 60s. Beautiful view of the lake and volcanos on either side. 90_20170314_081346.jpg90_20170314_081430.jpg
Then down to the lake for a quick breakfeast, banana pancakes, then we got sorted to hit the lake. Sibran came out with us to the lake. Jen and i carried our canoe down to the lake and after a quick brief by Sibran we were off. We were confident about doing the lake on our own so Sibran gave us a meeting place and time and we set off. Great experience to be paddling across this big lake surrounded by volcanos. Had a good look at where i had climbed the day before. Cant believe i did it when we looked at it from the lake. Spent the 1 1/4 hours just cruising around and taking it all in. This is what travelling is all about. We met up with Sibran near a temple on the lake. He told us about the history of the temple and the villages around the lake. Felt great just sitting there in the middle of this lake. Bit more of a paddle then we headed back. Awesome!
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Back at base we were treated to lunch. Fresh fish from the lake, rice and salad. Delicious fish and salad. Sibran and rachel joined us and we enjoyed the food and scenery. 20170314_112505.jpg
Another great experience in bali. Had our last look at this beautiful view then hopped back in the car and back to the hotel. Said our goodbyes and back to our room. Then the clouds came over and the rain came down. It was nice to sit on our verandah with a few beers and watch the rain come down.
Rain stopped and it was time for some dinner. Decided on Cupit Warung we had visited the other night. The ribs there where awesome and tonight they have live music so off we went.
As predicted the ribs were excellent and the music was good. The local guys played covers of radiohead, inxs, crowded house and many others. Had many drinks good food and a good sing. Excellent night. Back up the hill to our hotel with our wobbly boot on. Tomorrow is our last day in Ubud then onto Sanur.

Posted by andrewjenny 06:56 Archived in Indonesia Tagged bali indonesia mt canoeing batur ubud

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