Uluwatu

  ULUWATU TEMPLE

My 3rd day of stroll in Bali promises to be excellent and cool: big blue with excellent conditions.

Today, I want to make it easy for myself: direction Uluwatu, not too complicated to go there. After the previous day that made me come home at night and tired, with, to top it all off, a fine from the police for breaking the law (I braked a little late on a red light and found myself at a stop on the pedestrian crossing...) not enough to make it a cheese, but here, the cops like to pump foreigners... that's what I learned later on. In short, nothing to spoil my stay either....

So, as I said, I take the road towards Uluwatu and its impressive cliffs... about forty minutes of driving.

The small temple of Uluwatu is perched at the end of a vertiginous rocky promontory (about 70 metres above the sea). It's beautiful to see, it's idyllic!

The entrance fee paid ( 2€) you are given a sarong to wear, as well as a bag with small bananas (also to pay) for monkeys...

The site is very clean, of course and very quickly, I find myself on the edge of this cliff, a real balcony on the sea... the views are exceptional with this sea which comes to burst against the rocks.

  SURF IN ULUWATU

Watching a lot of people since I arrived in Bali with a surfboard hanging on their motorbike, we can't miss it, it's obvious: we're in a surf country!

And then, when you see these waves, which are real ocean waves (nothing like those of Phuket), you can imagine that many young lovers of thrills and sliding don't have to be afraid to indulge their passion!

A few minutes to reach a site (a "surf spot") not far from the temple of Uluwatu... (I read somewhere that this "spot" would be one of the most beautiful in the world...) and here I am in another world, a world I'm not used to frequent: the one of surfers... enough to immediately make some old Beach Boys music turn in my head... it creates an atmosphere and it fits so well!
The sky is masterfully blue, there is practically no wind, at most a small breeze, the waves are magnificent... come on, let's go!

For me, who loves everything that is beautiful and impressive..... I am served, I enjoy myself, I am thrilled...

What a dream panorama!

This photo had been used
to decorate the front page of the Paris-Phuket....
(french local magazine that no longer exists)


Perched on the cliff, a small bar-restaurant with a beautiful terrace is the ideal place to take some pictures of the surfers.
My tripod is in place, my zoom is at full (300mm), ideal shutter speed, aperture on f13 and ISO set to 160....
All that remains is to click on a few photos of these surfers from all walks of life....

A few hundred meters away, this small beach discovered at random on my way back

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D1 - The Tanah Lot temple

1st Day (Morning): When I had spent my first moments of research on Bali on the net, I came across the TANAH LOT. I discovered some pictures of this temple built in the sea, accessible only at low tide. Needless to say, I was eager when I arrived in Bali to discover it and walk around.

D2 - Ubud

Day 2 (Morning): I had decided for my second outing to go for a walk on the Ubud side.
I fill up the motorbike, 17,000 ruphia ! impressive figures with a string of zeros at the end... and say that it's only 3 liters!
Well, come on, my headphones aimed in the ears, the headphones on top, and let's go for about two hours of driving...

D2 - Tagallalang

Day 2 (afternoon): After 2 hours on the road and almost 2 hours visiting this small village, I had a good, fresh Bintang. For the second part of the day, I decide to take a taxi driver to take me to the rice fields a little higher. I find one a priori nice and smiling (not hard to find, they are almost all nice), and ask him to take me first to a restaurant to eat a local "Nasigoreng"... he must know a place...

D3 - Uluwatu Cliffs

Day 3: To return a little towards the sea, my third day is devoted to visiting the breathtaking cliffs of Uluwatu. There too, I had seen some impressive photos here and there and I wanted to see this exceptional site... The distance not being enormous at most about twenty kilometers from my hotel in Seminyak, I leave for another day of discoveries...
It's sunny, it's hot... come on, let's go!

D4 - Pura Ulun Danu at Bratan Lake

Day 4 (Morning): To reach Lake Bratan, I left my motorbike in the hotel parking lot and it is with a private driver that I go to the shore of this lake constantly covered with threatening clouds at about 1000m altitude.
After 2h30 of travel, we reach the Beratan temple which is beautifully located by the lake.
There are, of course, countless tourists: I am one of them!

D4 - Jatiluwih

Day 4 (Afternoon): I had enjoyed the rice fields of Tagalalang 2 days earlier, but the tourist merry-go-round had left me a little hungry. Of course the colours and views were magnificent... I was heading for my 4th day, to Jatiluwih... another impressive site of terraced rice fields, absolutely magnificent.

D5 - Nusa Dua & Kuta

Day 5: I'm getting a little tired. All these days of movement, in addition to the heat and humidity, make me decide to take an easy walk to Nusa Dua, a complex of luxury hotels located on the East Coast, which I reach in less than an hour.

D6 - Golf at Tanah Lot

Day 6: Back to Thanah Lot where I will take a walk on the golf course next door. Walking on a golf course is always very pleasant, but today, I find myself on a golf course like no other!

Bali by Night

A few steps on the sidewalks of Seminyak and Kutaen early in the evening... nice bars, small shopping malls open late, smiling encounters