The Clips and Trips blog was put together in preparation for our leaving the U.S. on an indefinite world travel adventure which started around August of 2009 and returned us home in December of 2012. If you want to see where it all began, read our mission statement from before we left.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
We took a four hour boat ride from Padang Bai to the island of Gili Trawagnan, which is the furthest island in a small chain of three, known as the Gilis, off the north west coast of Lombok. For those of you mapping this out, Lombok is the next major island east of Bali.
We've been here for three nights so far, and yesterday we took an amazing snorkeling boat trip. It was aboard a glass bottom boat that toured the coasts of all three Gili islands and stopped at four prime snorkeling reefs. In some of the clearest bathwater I've experienced, we saw all kinds of tropical fish, sea turtles, giant clams, and beautiful coral reefs. It was the best seven dollars for five hours of entertainment I've spent in a while. The currents off the coasts of these isles are very strong and mostly the boat would dump us off in the water, then head down current to pick us up after we'd drifted in that direction. It made for some relaxing and effortless snorkeling, but was a little unnerving at the thought of what would happen without the boat as a safety net.