June 19, day’s plan: total relaxation. No re-packing, no flight briefing, no scheduled event–it was great to linger our wonderful villa hearing the birds, roosters, monkeys and variety of animals. Our long beach walk was exhilarating and we started lunch with our new favorite refreshing drink: cold coconut milk right from the nut itself!
Next destination/relaxation — the adult infinity pool (55 meters long), complete with tasty “adult” beverages.
Day 41…June 20th we were awakened by a blowing stormy rain. Our 0900 Mangrove boat tour delayed!
Finally, quieter skies and calmer seas allowed us to launch about 3 pm to the Kilim Geoforest Park.
Amazing mangroves with their adaptation to the salt water sea setting…actually excreting the salt through the top portion of leaves….the film protects the plant….and we are grateful for the oozing of solution which creates an amazing hazy “goop” on surface of water (no mosquito is able to break through surface tension to lay eggs). No need for bug spray on our 2.5 hour discovery cruise!
Did I mention the monkeys? The snake. Kite eagles and brown eagles….