Monday, July 25, 2011
Spicaaaaaay! Waffles.... dun dun duh
After Snorkeling we went to the Turtle farm. That was totally eye opening. They had several species there and all ages of sea turtles. The main species there were Loggerhead, hawksbill, and of course the Green Sea turtle. They were beautiful animals. We got to pick them up and hold them. Of course some were far too large to be held so we posed next to them for pictures. The turtle farm also had a few other critters. Don't worry none of the animals are abused. They are rescued from slaughter houses or taken off the reef and can only stay at the farm for 5 months before they are released into the wild again. The baby sea turtles that hatch there are kept for a year to grow strong and then released into the wild. We got to see some turtles that had hatched the night before. There were some large fruit bats and some cheeky monkeys too. The monkeys were fun to play with and they would grab at the straps of our cameras or my hair tie around my wrist. Definitely excited to go to see the monkeys up north.
After playing with the turtles we got back into the boat and went to go do the flying fish. I did it with my dad after Mina and Jared went. You get about 30 feet up in the air and hold on to these hand holds while standing on a platform beneath you. It is great! The staff guy helped to balance out the weight and really get us soaring. More pictures of that to come. We decided not to go rafting because it is the Dry season here in Bali and so the river that is normally roaring is nothing but a stream now. It was a great day though and we were tired by the time we ate lunch and headed back to the hotel. Tomorrow we are switching hotels and going up north to Ubud. We are probably going to the largest Hindu temple here in Bali in Besakih. I included a picture of it for you all to see. I am way excited to see it. We are also going to the Elephant Caves and surfing in the morning. It is shaping up to be a busy but great day. Hopefully Wednesday we are going to go climb the volcanoes and see the waterfalls. As for the title of this post you may be wondering about it. Jared has an obsession with waffles right now and so we say "Waffles... dun dun duh" a lot. Spicaaay is from an SNL Sketch that we all love. It means something is cool or sexy or just whatever we feel like. Well, Bali is beautiful and I really will miss this place.
Random Fact: In the early days, temples were used as banks and the first loans were taken out against rice.
Posted by Kierstyn at 4:17 AM