My last day here today. Slight change of plans, need to get home for medical reasons, had a ticket that I had to use or lose, so I’ll be home after lunch tomorrow. And back to the winter. I’ve actually adapted to the warmth here. The locals are complaining of the heat, but I seem to tolerate it OK.
Medical reasons? One is that I did some ocean wading on Sunday afternoon and I managed to damage my left foot.
We’d bought cheap plastic sandals to protect our feet in the ocean, but due to a silly mix up, I had one small (lady’s size) sandal on my left foot. I thought, “Funny, my foot’s swollen normally, but gee, this is tight.”
Out in the water, it came off, so I hobbled on over the big sand ridges littered with pieces of coral rock. I trod on one, and it hurt, so we checked later and found two small marks. We’ve cleaned it up very carefully and applied band aids, but it’s bruised and sore. Not inflamed, thank goodness, but I need to get it looked at asap.
Today we went out to two areas north-east of Sanur to get a feel for the areas as potential long term living places. The first was Padang Galak and the second was Ketewel. Both are very rural, very traditional, but with some big villa and hotel developments out there.
The best thing, for me anyway, was that a couple of them are right on the beach front, with the strong sea breezes and sounds of crashing surf. The sand is black, and parts are very rocky, but I would love it out there! It’s quiet and rural, yet only 10 – 15 mins away from Sanur and Denpasar.
There was a slight problem of cost. Both were set up as daily, weekly or monthly rentals, not for long termers. They are quite out of our price range. This was only a fishing expedition, however, just to get a feel of the area.
Made, our driver, pointed out a tree next to small creek as we drove past. “Bad spirits”, he said. “No good place. Don’t come past here after dark, and especially not alone.” Why? He could feel the bad vibes. Accidents can happen. Amazing.