We've just returned from 4 days in Bali which we'll describe in our next blog. Here we'll describe the three days prior to that. On Tuesday we took a tour from Medana Bay to Kuta on the south coast of Lombok. On Wednesday we did our "visa run" to the town of Mataram. On Thursday we had the official welcome ceremony.
The tour on Tuesday took us to a pottery, a weaving centre, a Sasak village and Kuta beach (the latter not to be confused with Kuta in Bali). All of the stops were interesting, and we were parted from money in all but the last stop. Most of the items bought were good value, and all of the stops were interesting.
|Kuta Beach (Lombok)|
On Wednesday evening the marina put on a Blues Night with a very good band. It has to be a good night to get us dancing, and so it was!
On Thursday we had a boat maintenance morning - topping up our water tanks, checking the engine, stowing supplies etc. In the afternoon the formal welcome to Lombok featured local musicians and a fine meal. The local Regent attended, along with a number of other officials.