Play with the waves at Watu Ulo
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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.
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.
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"