Day Two – Back in my Bali
Up early so we can get to the beach for an amazing sunrise! A gentle wander up & down taking in the quiet moments before the busy takes over Bali.
Back to the hotel for breakfast which was delicious & huge – fresh fruit that tasted like sunshine, mixed juice, perfectly scrabbled eggs so yellow with goodness & that soupy Bali kopi I love so much.
I’m desperate to get out into Bali so leave the others in the pool to practice their snorkelling techniques & go off for a wander to explore the local jalans. It’s really lovely, wonderfully rustic & makes me so happy to be back, sun on my back, smile on my dial. I find Bali Artisan Salt to grab 4 little packets of black & white salt pyramids – one for each of us on the trip.
I grab a massage & finally feel like I’m back in my Bali groove. Returning to the hotel & the other girls are all in the pool so I grab some Lumpia for lunch & hear all about their morning of impromptu snorkelling – I missed out this time but was very happy for my walk & massage.
This afternoon is the Melasti ceremony on the beach so we make our way west & watch as the people all walk in – they are happy & joyous & this brings such delight to me, I even shed a tear as I watch. We sit in a small group of bule (foreigners) to the back & side & just try to take it all in. It’s really relaxed yet formal which is the Balinese to a tee when you think about it – sing ken ken.
(As an older sister I completely understand the look on the older girls face in reaction to the little girl splashing her! I love it).
I love seeing the little kids in their ceremonial dress playing & being cute. Lucky me, there’s three littlies right near me so I enjoy watching them & later try to chat to the older girl but she is shy & my accent thick.
We’ve been there for a while now then the heavens open so we all move to the cover of a nearby tree & chat with other bule. It’s easy to get carried away & talk a lot but thankfully one of the more focused bule politely remind us of why we are here so we quiet down & enjoy the ceremony again.
It’s a very special time to be in Bali ❤