The Beautiful and Mysterious Lake Matano

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Sky reflection on the water surface

It was our last day in Sorowako. The teachers from SMP YPS took Yamin and me to the lake. We used a raft to enjoy the scenery. The raft was built from 2 wooden boats. The boats were connected with a kind of construction so the passengers could sit or stand on it. One raft could take around 20 passengers.
I enjoyed the scenery. It was very beautiful. Since, it was still morning, so it was not too hot. I decided to sit at the front. I felt the air... it was so fresh and refreshing. I can't say much about the beauty of the lake... But, I can say one thing, "You have to be there!" 

We stopped at the other side of the lake. In order to reach the land we had to jump to the lake and wet our legs and jeans. We played in the end of a river closed to our stop. The water was very cold. It was because the water was from the mountain. Rahman, one of the teachers explored somewhere and found a wild orchid. It was stuck on a dead branch.

Play with the cold water
On the branch, there was also an ant house. Jois told us that it could be a medicine.

When we felt enough, we went back to Sorowako.

In my opinion, Lake Matano is a very beautiful lake. Compare to Lake Toba, for me Lake Matano is more beautiful. Since I went there for working, so I didn't have much time to explore the lake. I heard that we can do many things, such as jetskiing, diving, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, and barbequeing on a raft. Or just relaxing on a raft and enjoying the scenery, just what I did with the teachers of SMP YPS.
Bye bye Lake Matano... I wish I can visit you again...

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Sky reflection on the water surface
Sky reflection on the water surface
Play with the cold water
Play with the cold water
On board...!
On board...!
Hera and me
Hera and me
Another view of Lake Matano side
Another view of Lake Matano side
in the morning
in the morning
Lake Matano in the morning
Lake Matano in the morning
Sorowako at the edge of Lake Matano
Sorowako at the edge of Lake Matano
Private raft belongs to an expatri…
Private raft belongs to an expatr…
Enjoying Sorowako on the raft
Enjoying Sorowako on the raft
Enjoy the ride
Enjoy the ride
Me with lake background
Me with lake background
Try to meditate? Failed!
Try to meditate? Failed!
try to meditate?
try to meditate?
the cloud
the cloud
My feet-boat-lake-cloud
My feet-boat-lake-cloud
Jump to the water
Jump to the water
Me
Me
The ant house on the dead branch
The ant house on the dead branch
White flower on lake water surface
White flower on lake water surface
Taking a nap
Taking a nap
Dekkers Family
Dekker's Family
Sang a song...
Sang a song...
Back to sorowako
Back to sorowako
Lake Matano
photo by: YantiSoeparno
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