|one of our happiest trips EVER|
|and the rains came pouring down|
|but a nice sunset after it ended -- Marc said it was much more intense than this|
This morning, as these things go, a beautiful day presented itself. And the air was fresh and clean, not at all muggy. Another benefit of the storm. After breakfast, Marc did a bit of snorkeling off our beach and I watched from a beach chair. He said there were very different fish than we've ever seen, including one with a big horn; not a menacing fish, just a fish with a horn. You know.
|a beautiful morning, so clean and fresh|
A horse cart picked us up at 10am for the extraordinarily bumpy ride to the other side of the island, with me wincing the whole way from my poor little bruised rib pain. The ride back to Bali was spectacular; at one point the sea became glassy smooth and the clouds reflected like a mirror. A pod of dolphins appeared out our window, to a chorus of cheers from people inside and on top of the boat.
|some rode on the sunny top of the boat|
|but I sat inside, and saw this|
When we landed back on Bali, there was way too much hubbub and confusion about the transportation back to Ubud, but we finally ended up in a van with a beautiful young couple from Montreal and a couple of young women (one from Belgium one from France). The hour-long trip was a sardine-like experience, but we finally arrived at our lovely little hotel, Alam Indah. It's not as wonderful as Alam Jiwah, but it's so nice to be back here in Ubud, which is certainly one of the special places on earth.
|so so happy|
We have a full day tomorrow, and then a half day before we begin the long trek home. Selamat malam, y'all.