Day 1, From Padang to Sikuai Island
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We arrived at the International Airport Minangkabau around 9.30. It was hot and very shiny in
After had a little chat, we went to Dermaga Wisata Bahari. My daughters and I took the boat. Tita went back to her hotel. Harisko and Irfan went to their hometown Batu Sangkar.
The boat was late.
After more than 1 hour trip, we arrived at
At 5.30 we were ready to watch sunset. The front office staff told me that it only took 20 minutes to go to the sunset watching area. I didn't think before that we had to climb the hill. Even there was stepped footpath; I had to manage my breath. I was left behind by my daughters. The age was talkingL.
On the top of the hill, there were only us.
So, my daughters and I sat on the pool deck and waited for the sunset. We took photos while were waiting. Lucky us, I brought snacks and water because it was tiring to climb the hill. The scenery was remarkable. We could see other islands and fishermen's ships.
It was 18.15, the sun started to touch the sea. At the first, I was worried that we couldn't see it because there was cloud. But, we were lucky, after climbing the hill finally we could enjoy one of natural phenomenon that happens everyday but we often miss. It felt very great. As I remember it was my second sunset seeing after the one in Kuta beach a very long time ago.
When the sun hid behind the ocean, we walked down the hill again. It was rather spooky for me, because there were only bushes and trees at the right and the left side of the footpath. It was getting dark and there were only my daughters and me. I didn't tell about my fear to my daughters because I saw them didn't feel the same way with me. They led the way because they are much much younger than I am and have much much more energy.
After we had dinner on the balcony, we went to bed. We chose spaghetti bolognaise and seafood fried noodle. They tasted good. We watched TV before we fell asleep. We were too tired and too happy to be able to fall asleep soon.