Editors note: I was able to get some images from my second snorkel trip to Pulau Mengagan. I may sprinkle some more in later but, these two are my favorites.
It was a big trip planned and had us out early. Tender to Lombok and big welcome. I was the first one off the boat and the band started.
It was a fairly long drive through the capital of the port through the capital of Lombok Island Mataram. I loved the horse carts. It is the only way to get around Gili.
Lombok is 90% Muslim and it was Ramadan. We got to Sengiggi Beach and it was beautiful.
We finally got the boat that would take us to Gili Trawangan.
We got to Gili and we’re told we had 1 hour and 15 minutes and would have to leave. It was a bummer. I went snorkeling where we were at because that was where lunch was. The best snorkeling was on the complete opposite side of the island. Gili was beautiful.
We got back on the boat and took a long time through Indonesian traffic back to the port.
This is the tender that gets us to shore.
It was a kind of disappointment not be on Gili longer. Komodo Island tomorrow.