I’ll be gone in a couple more hours… and I’ve yet to pack my luggage. But a promise is a promise… and I promised to update a longer post of my Bali photos…
Island hopping for snorkeling is one of the things to do in Bali. The waters away from the main island are clearer and thus bigger fishes can be seen. We also took a speed boat ride to Glass Island to see the turtles.
The best time to go will be in the morning when the tide is high… so the turtles will be out swimming and it’s also when they are the most active. However… due to last minute planning… we ended up visiting turtle island only in the afternoon. It takes a bit of wading to get from the boat to shore so you’re pretty much soaked before you reach land.
Most of the turtles were lazing around in the shade… totally ignoring how we manhandled them! They are really quite heavy to carry and I could only manage to carry the medium and babies to take pictures. So cute right?
The guide went on to show us the different types of turtles and explained to us their breeding cycle. We saw the area where turtle eggs were buried… hatching wasn’t due for another 7 days so I missed the chance to see new baby turtles crawl out from their shells! I did however get a picture of an albino turtle.
Other then turtles… they had a small selection of local Bali native animals. I was quite freaked out when taking the picture with the snake on me cause it kept moving and rearing its head towards me!
The huge bat is rather tame despite its size… and judging from the picture I guess you can easily tell its’ sex.
The poor owl looks so sleepy! It must be kinda pissed to have everyone disturb it’s daytime resting hours. They would let the owl out every night to hunt its own meal and the owl would automatically return to the cage when its done.
This is probably the closest I’ll ever be to a Komodo Dragon. The keeper actually opened the cage door so I could take a nice picture and I was standing about a meter away. Too close for comfort in my opinion… but this particular dragon seemed to be pretty well fed already.
Rabbits are all over Bali and there were a couple even running around my hotel grounds. Every night I’ll spot them hopping around the grassy areas in search for food… but somehow they always manage to hide in the hot afternoons.
Monkeys are the other animal that is rampant all over Bali… they worship the monkey and thus they are never disturbed which has turned them into rather evil creatures… I’ll explain more about that soon. But this particular one is chained up in the mini zoo… and my heart does go out to it even though it is domesticated…