Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ngandong Beach









Last Friday, Melis and I went to Ngandong beach with our friends Ali and Ben.  We set out Friday afternoon and made the trek via our mopeds.  It was a 2 hour drive through beautiful scenery.  We stopped half way there at a look out point and enjoyed cold beverages.  When we arrived, we checked into our losmen (like a motel).  Ben and Ali recommended a awesome place just up from Krakal beach. It was 5 dollars a night.  It was simply a room with a bed and a mandi (squatty potty). We had candles for light along with a nice lightning storm. That night we relaxed, ate at a local warung right on the beach and played cards. 

The next morning Ben and I went surfing.  Ben was nice enough to not only let me borrow one of his boards, he also transported the boards from Jogja, via his motor.  Check out the photos of his surfboard rack on his motor.  The water was refreshingly warm and the waves were overhead.  It was definitely nice to get out in the water.

The rest of the day we relaxed on the beach, reading, sleeping, eating and chatting.  We ate at the local warung again as well.  Around 3 in the afternoon, we packed up and headed out.  We stopped for an early dinner at Kampoeng Baron Restaurant and had a delicious chicken steak meal.  After eating we headed back to Jogja in the pouring rain.  I got absolutely soaked!  I had a rain jacket and shorts on.  Mel faired a little better with a poncho:-)

All and all it was a fabulous one day getaway with great company.  Thank you Ben and Ali!!!!



4 comments:

Eddie Pfeifer said...

Great post, but we need more pics of Todd ripping the waves!

Holly said...

What a great getaway - and beautiful countryside. Weren't you guys just a little sore riding that moto for 2 hours each way?!? And in the dark and rain?? Did Ben and Ali both ride on the bike with the surfboards? Now that was tricky. Sure sounds like a lot of fun, though.

editor said...

request: i want to see pics your friend play surf at ngandong beach. PLEASE !!! is the wave good for play surf?

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editor said...

please come back again at wonosari beach-jogjakarta-indonesia. there are some hidden paradise, maybe 11. play surf again, me and my friend, want see and learn, how to ride the surfboard. in here is very difficult to get the surfboard.

if you come here again, i will guide to go the other paradise for free. i am local in this beach.

nice blog and see you,

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