Mount Agung seen from the sea. (Amed, Bali, Indonesia, July 2008.)

Good bye Amed

  Indonesia: Bali - July 2008

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My stay in Amed, in the north of Bali, is coming to an end (sigh). How I love this place!!

I'm going to make it short tonight, because I have all my stuff to put in the bags, I have not dined yet and at the time of writing this post it is already late to eat, here ...

So I leave Amed tomorrow morning for the island of Nusa Lembongan. I'm leaving early, at dawn: direction. Sanur, from where boats leave for the Nusa Islands (Lembongan, Ceningan, Penida), south of Bali.

I still have lots of dives to tell you (the Liberty, of course, but also the many other sites in the area), the work of the salt workers to show you (harvest of salt in full sun on the black sand), but I will content myself, today, to offer you, in images, my two happinesses of the day.

Sunset on the Gunung Agung

Starting with the wonderful sunset on the Gunung Agung... Each different night, always bewitching. Sometimes the volcano disappears under the clouds, at other times, it sports just a small fluffy collar. Other nights, he has the grace to appear naked, and his huge silhouette is cut out of the gold of the sky ...

Another sunset on Agung volcano and Jemeluk bay ... I do not get tired! (Bali, Indonesia, July 2008.)
Sunset over Agung Volcano and Jemeluk Bay... I never get tired of it! (Bali, Indonesia, July 2008.)

To avoid missing the last rays of the sunset, we must come around 17:30, at the top of the promontory overlooking the east bay of Jemeluk, sit there, on a rock, facing the volcano, and wait.

The landscape and the sky change from minute to minute, it's magical!

Frog-fish red on black sand

Finally, discovered by Kadek, my Lynx eye guide, near the wreck of the Liberty, in the sand, this cute little frog-fish (antenna or fish-toad).

Frog-fish (toad fish or red antennae) photographed in Tulamben, near the wreck of the Liberty. (Bali, Indonesia, July 2008.)
Frog-fish (toad fish or red antennae) photographed in Tulamben, near the wreck of the Liberty. (Bali, Indonesia, July 2008.)

I photographed it over and over again, for long minutes, just before an army of Japanese divers arrived... Bad mouths, coral stirrers and sand lifters. Some underwater indelicts... Phew, I'm glad I went before them!

My previous articles on the wreck of the Liberty

I like Amed
Liberty, Bali's most famous wreck

Good plan for accommodation and diving in Tulamben

July 2012. Small addition: I have been back to Bali several times since 2008, and I dived again on the fabulous wreck of the Libertybut with a guide for me alone and at the right time (when it's less crowded)... I point out this really good map of a diving resort, which is also an excellent address, especially if you are a sub photographer, and you want to discover the wreck in the best possible conditions:
→  Liberty Dive Resort

  Indonesia: Bali - July 2008