Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation made from a post originally written in French. My apologies for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have been generated during the process. If you are reading French, click on the French flag below to access the original and correct text:
This is the perfect beach. A beautiful cove of real black sand, discovered in July 2008, in Bali. I couldn't even show it to you. That day, my camera had run out of batteries. Here it is.
Many thanks to Gregory Batardon for bringing me these images (I invite you to discover his beautiful photographs on his gallery, by clicking on the link).
He and my sister followed in my footsteps last July, combining their stay in Sulawesi with a short trip to Bali. Once they landed in Amed, on the northeast coast, they had to drive twice to find "my" beach. They didn't think they would have to drive so long... But they found it!
The beach in question is Pantai Songean, not "Soan" or "Sohang" as I had written at the time, retranscribing approximately the name I had been given. Pantai Songean is located in the south of Amed, quite far, therefore, well beyond Aas, well after the iron lighthouse, somewhere between Seraya and Ujung, on the splendid small coastal road where it is so good to ride a scooter, hair in the wind, from one creek to another.
If one day you go there, fork to the left when you come to a yellow bridge that is reminiscent of the Kwai River, then follow at a slow speed the bad road full of holes that leads to the village. Say hello to the children, do not crush the chickens, avoid the goats, and stop at a flight of steps on your right. It's here.