This really is the last dayNovember 19, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C
After our big night out we managed to sleep the latest we have all day, getting up at 8.45am. I thought it was only around 6ish when I got up for the toilet but I was completely out of whack.
Breakfast was straight up and it was a struggle to face the buffet for one more day after I’d had closure with it yesterday but I found my favourites dumplings and the vegies were back so that’s what I went with, followed by fruit.
TAB wanted to go straight to the beach for a walk but I wasn’t prepared with sunscreen on, hat or any other bits and pieces that I usually take with me so I asked him how long because I didn’t have any of that he said not long and gave me his cap to wear. Well I don’t know why I believed him as of course we we gone for long and it was bloody hot. There was still heaps of rubbish on the beach but the locals had been working hard to clean it up and there were lots of piles along the way.
We were getting close to the Discovery Shopping Mall so I suggested we get there ASAP as I was needing the toilet and jumping into the water wasn’t going to cut it. I didn’t think TAB had his wallet on him and when I mentioned that of course I desperately needed to go when we didn’t have any money to pop into a bar for a drink, he said that he did have it. We were walking past the Boardwalk Hotel as he said it so I made a beeline for it and was close to running when he asked me what I wanted to drink. I couldn’t think and didn’t care so just said to get me whatever he was getting. And I just made it....what a relief!
The seating area overlooking the water is really nice and we enjoyed a pineapple juice each while just taking it all in. It was close to 11am when we started heading back and walked back most of the way under the shade of the trees on the beach as TAB was struggling in the sun without his hat and I was struggling in general as I’m sure the sun was burning me, even though the wind didn’t make it feel that hot, I could still feel the heat of the sun on my skin.
Back at the hotel TAB went for a quick workout in the gym and I went to the room to get bathers on and pack as I had shit everywhere. I met TAB at the pool and he was in the water chatting to people but unusually no drink in hand. We ordered lunch at the pool which we hadn’t done since we’d been here and TAB got satay and I got chicken quesadillas, I think that’s the first none Indo meal I’ve had since being here. It was really good and there were so many satay sticks on TABs plate that he struggled to get through it. We had a Bintang with lunch but didn’t get anything else to drink.
At 3pm we left the pool to shower and I noticed that I was really sunburned from our walk this morning as I had markings from the singlet I was wearing. I was so pissed off as I hadn’t been burnt the whole time I was here as I’d been really careful. Up until now I just had some nice even colour and I can’t believe that I got this burnt on the last day and I’m pissed off that I agreed to go on that bloody walk without any sunscreen. Not happy TAB.
We left for the tattooist and the walk was further than we remembered but we still made it in time. On the way I started to regret doing this as I was getting it done on my ribs instead of my leg where I had first planned, and I knew it was going to hurt and I was scared. But I went through with it and the pain was excruciating and I never want to do that again - EVER.
TAB decided to get the same, the kids names listed on his ribs, but he got fancier and thicker writing than me. I am so glad I got simple and thin writing, I don’t think I could have bared the pain to get what he did. And I had to pop out to the ATM while he was getting done but I got caught up doing a bit of shopping on the way back and of course he was finished and waiting for me to get back....bugger.
We walked straight to the beach from there to have a last beer at Kangaroo Bar and Nyoman and Rasta were there. Nyoman arranged transport to the airport for us with a guy call Lindsey and he was only going to charge us $20 as compared to $37 if we used the hotel transport. The sun was setting and we had a bit of time to spare so had two Bintangs each before saying our goodbyes. There were quite a few schoolies around so hopefully they’ll get a bit of business out of them as otherwise I think it is looking to be pretty quiet.
We drove through central Kuta on the way to the airport and we hadn’t ventured that far. There were lots of clubs and we drove past The Sari Club memorial. We had loosely planned to go see it while we were here and now I’m disappointed we didn’t try harder to get there to pay our respects.
Got to the airport without any trouble, had something to eat, got through customs with ease and now we’re here just waiting. I’m not looking forward to the uncomfortable trip home at this shitty time - we depart at 11.15pm - as I won’t be able to sleep. I felt like going to sleep when we got here so I had a coke with dinner which has perked me up a bit but don’t think it will be enough to keep me going all night. I’ve got another Netflix series downloaded (The Staircase) so fingers crossed it will keep me going until we get to Melbourne.
Can’t wait to get home to see the kids and little Archie....Read more