Pasir Putih in Cloudy Weather

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Hm... bakwan...

After we had our breakfast and checked out from the hotel, from Jember we continued our travel to Situbondo. It was showering in Jember. On the way to Situbondo, the weather was getting dark. I prayed that hopefully it would get shiny. I really didn't hope the bad weather that we met at Bromo. We always listened to the radio to get traffic information. It seemed that my prayer was not answered. In front of us, there was a flood on the way to Pasir Putih from Situbondo. Luckily, we still could pass it since we used "Kijang".

When we arrived at Pasir Putih, the cloud was very thick and it was so gray. The wind blew very hard (check our hair in the pictures) and it was showering.

collecting shells
No visitors was there and some of the souvenir stalls were still closed. The weather was not good for playing in the beach or even just sight seeing. But, we had traveled so far to get here and we couldn't just go away after seeing the situation. So, I asked everybody whether they wanted to stay or not. Everybody wanted to stay.

Before we decided to stay, we looked around and checked the souvenir stalls out. They sold many kinds of jewelry, souvenirs, and wall decoration made of shells, sand, and small sea creatures. We had not bought anything. After we dicided that we would stay, the children except Raya, Ayako, and Ito changed their cloths. Raya wanted to eat bakwan (fried meatball) since the vendor offered and persuaded her by opening the lid of the gravy pot so she could smell the aroma.

While I was accompanying Raya eating the bakwan, and of course I ordered one portion for me too :), I watched Arin, Ima, and Hana were collecting shells.

Ito was canoing at Pasir Putih
Ayako was enjoying the wind and the sight. Ito wanted to try to canoe. The bakwan tasted so so but we could finish it without any waste. After we ate, I changed Raya's cloth. Raya joined her sister and cousins to collect the shells and play with the wave. I decided not to make myself wet, so I just walked on the beach, took pictures, and enjoyed the wind and the scenery.

I saw Ito on his canoe. He tried to go farther from the beach. But the wind blew to the opposite direction, so he didn't make it even he had tried hard. He fell to the water at least once.

As I read in a website, actually in Pasir Putih we can sail with the traditional boats and see the view under the water. But... what I could say... we had to face the truth that it was rainy season and the weather was not good. I have to keep in mind that we better travel during dry season.

Swept away again

Actually, it was not so bad. The children enjoyed playing with the water. For me it was more than enough. Even I was disappointed a little because I couldn't show the real beauty of Inonesia to my 2 Japanese friends, Ayako and Ito. But, we still have much time since they will still live in Indonesia at least one more year.

After everybody, except me of course, took a bath, we checked some stuff at the souvenir stalls. I bought 2 wall decorations for my sister and bracelet for my daughters, Ayako, and myself. My cousins had bought all they wanted by themselves. They were really independent girls.

Then we went back to Surabaya. On the way there, we stopped by for lunch. My sister called me that this evening we would go straight to Tanjung Kodok after we arrived at Surabaya.

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Hm... bakwan...
Hm... bakwan...
collecting shells
collecting shells
Ito was canoing at Pasir Putih
Ito was canoing at Pasir Putih
Swept away again
Swept away again
against the wave
against the wave
canoeing
canoeing
I am ready!
I am ready!
relaxed
relaxed
relaxed too
relaxed too
Ayakos smile
Ayako's smile
posing in front of a traditional b…
posing in front of a traditional …
Say cheese...
Say cheese...
Swept away
Swept away
Not swept away
Not swept away
Situbondo
photo by: sarahelaine