We spent 4 great nights on the quiet, tranquil island of Nusa Lembongen – well with the exception of the dogs barking, the geckos grunting and the cocks crowing at different times during the night – during which time we did the following: -
We went for a stroll along the path that links the beaches together – the path follows the shoreline and runs all the way from Mushroom Bay through Song Lambung Beach – where we were staying - and Coconuts Beach to the main beach at Jungutbatu. In one of the resorts at Song Lambung Beach we discovered a spiral staircase that took us down to a cave in the rocks – the resort was closed and the bar in the cave hadn’t had any activity for some time.
That night we had dinner down the hill at Villa Wayan - the satay chicken with potatoes is good, the fresh fish dishes are good and the fried chips.
We spent one day walking to fishing spots on rock outcrops – a group of rocky ledges called the ‘Devil Tears’ and beaches and discovered Mushroom Beach, just around the corner from Song Lambung Beach where we were staying at.
That night we had the homecooked special birthday dinner for one of the kids that were with us - Komang made us a traditional Balinese dinner - rice, satay, veges - with all the works, including fried bananas with a beautiful sweet smoothing of some delicious sauce - great meal.
Another day we spent the day touring the island on scooters – with Komang, one of the staff at the villa, showing us around so we got to see every corner of the island – we went across the narrow suspension bridge to the neighbouring island of Ceningan where Michelle decided to go cross country on her scooter – not too much damage, a few scratches on both her and the bike -, we visited the Komang’s aunties shop in Lembongan Village, we rode the bikes through a small seaweed harvesters village near Mangrove Forest – it was great to have a look at this area, all small bamboo and thatched shacks located on the shore line - and visited the mangroves where some of us went snorkeling while others had lunch and visited all the beaches - Dream Beach had a great resort overlooking the white sandy, beach - Mushroom Beach where we went for a swim and back home to Song Lambung Beach.
That night we went for dinner in Jungutbatu Village – I can’t remember the name of the restaurant but the owner was called "Skipper" so we’ve been calling it "Skippers Place" ever since. The restaurant was located on the beachside and gave us a fantastic view of the boats, the Balinese harvesting their seaweed and the food was very nice – although after the consumption of a number of cocktails during ½ price drinks (2 hours) it’s hard to remember. On the trip back all three of the younger kids got a ride home on the guides scooter at the same time – 4 people on a scooter Bali Style – they had a ball.
We got a couple of masseurs to come over to the villa for one of the mornings to give us massages - great - even the kids lined up for one. We also spent some quiet time relaxing around the pool, having a few bintangs and a chin wag.
The final night we spent a Villa Wayan again - great way to end.