Play with the waves at Watu Ulo

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Watch out!

From Bromo, we went straight to Watu Ulo (watu = stone, ulo = snake). Watu Ulo is a beach at the south of Kabupaten Jember. I forgot how long the journey was. What I remembered was my daughters asked many times, "when will we arrive?".

At last, we arrived at the beach. We had to pay the restribution before entering the location. It was cheap. The beach was nice. The sand was the same with the one at Kuta. The waves were big enough. I heard that people can surf there, but that day nobody surfed. Since, that day was not weekend, even it was school holidays, not many visitors came. There were some souvenir stalls. But, I didn't check them out since our goal was playing in the water.

After changing our cloths, we started to dip our feet in the water.

Relaxed
We waited for the waves and let the waves sweep us. At the beginning, Raya was afraid to play with the waves. But, I encouraged and convinced her that I wouldn't let her swept by the waves. At last she wanted to join her sister and cousins.

Not much that we could do that time. We only could enjoy the scenery, the waves, and play with the sand. We were not allowed to swim because it was dangerous. It was Indian Ocean. There was a myth that we were not allowed to wear green cloths. If we do, we would be swept to the ocean. People said that we would be taken by Nyai Roro Kidul (The Queen of the South Beach). I ever read that the waves there would sweep us to the bottom of the ocean and take us to the middle of the ocean. That is why it is dangerous.

Ready for the wave

Before dark, we took a bath and changed our cloths. The bathroom was dark and tipical traditional bathroom in Indonesia. The site was beautiful and potential, but unfortunately it had not welldeveloped yet. While waiting for my daughters and my nieces, Ayako and I had snack and felt the breeze. It was so calm.

When everybody was ready, we went to Jember. At Jember, we stopped by for dinner before we checked in. I thought that the restaurant served traditional food from East Java. I misread, they served Middle East Food. But, they also served EAst Java food too. The kebab was yummy, so was "nasi krawu"      

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Watch out!
Watch out!
Relaxed
Relaxed
Ready for the wave
Ready for the wave
Waiting for the big wave at Watu U…
Waiting for the big wave at Watu …
Watu Ulo in the afternoon
Watu Ulo in the afternoon
Not yet dare to play with the wave
Not yet dare to play with the wave
In doubt
In doubt
Waiting...
Waiting...
Yeah... swept away!
Yeah... swept away!
Waiting together
Waiting together
Hold on tight!
Hold on tight!
Sandals on the beach
Sandals on the beach
Dinner at Jember
Dinner at Jember
Jember
photo by: yuness