Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French. I apologise for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have resulted. If you read French, click on the French flag below to access the original, correct text:
I take off from Ternate, nearHalmaherain the Moluccas, for Manado, North Sulawesi, with Lion Air. Flight of 50 minutes, without history.
I rediscover the beauty of North Sulawesi from the sky. And I'm looking forward to it.
I contacted the Coral Eye by e-mail before my departure, I am expected at the airport of Manado. Two young women, Carla and Perla, are waiting for me behind the barrier with a small sign with my name.
The presentations made, we pile up in the car, with the races. I know that it is still necessary approximately one hour of road to join Pantai SurabayaThe black sandy beach on the northern tip just in front of Bangka Island, where the boat is waiting for us.
After that, there are only forty minutes left. Calm sea and big sun. It looks good.
My heart is pounding. I scan the horizon. I can't wait to see the island again.
MY island for a few days ... ????
A beach, a pontoon, the coral
In the end, happiness is about few things ... ???? An island. A beach. A pontoon above the coral and the soft murmur of the surf.
Ah, Bangka Island! I had already well let go, on this island, three years ago. I am determined to reoffend.
I give you below my mini 360° realized with the iPhone, with the nice application Dermandar. I missed a little the connections of the horizon, but it is nice anyway (click on it to rotate it as you want and choose preferably the definition 1024 in the bottom right of the frame) :
A picture is worth a thousand words ... Here are some more photos, by way of mouthing.
That was just to give you an idea of the place...
In the next postI will tell you more about this dive center like no other, the Coral Eye...