|First sighting of Lizzy|
At five we went down to the Waterfront for a concert of classical Chinese music. It was interesting but unfamiliar, if you get my drift. Astrid said, "Shall we leave before there's an encore?'' They frisked us for cameras on the way in.
Caught a rock band playing outside as we left. They looked good. Drove back to Jaln Kayu, and stopped for another meal at Cafeela.
|the welcoming committee|
On Monday we take the ferry to Bin Tan holiday resort and find ourselves at Nirwana Gardens, a sort of Indonesian Butlins. Our chalet is bigger than your average UK back to back, set back from the white sandy beach, at the side of a little lake.
As our coach drove up the dancers and musicians, including a little bit of gamelan, sprang into action. The piano accordion sounded good.
The large complex contains two swimming pools, and several little lakes. I am looking forward to the monitor lizards and am not disappointed.
|Lizzy pausing before taking the plunge|
You might be disappointed, however, Debs, as they (lizards) form the greater part all of all my pictures on this, and next blog. In the afternoon we swim in the pool and then paddle in the sea. The constant flow of ships on the skyline is a clue to the black tar that sticks to our feet, and the black sand in the shallows.
After spotting Lizzy the Monitor Lizard on the other side of the pond, I rush round for some close ups.
In the evening we take a walk by the zoo of rescued animals. The signs all say that they are rescued animals, and wouldn't survive in the wild. The bird above said s/he would take its chances! Below is a preview of next day's lizard.
|Monty, the Monitor Lizard|