This cool cave in Indonesia was one of the highlights of my trip.  It was about an hour ride on motorbike up to a small town on the coast.  The road was undergoing some construction so it was really rough.  I almost laid the bike down in some loose gravel!  Fortunately I was going slow. Once at the village, I walked down to the shore and found a guy who was willing to take me to the cave.  As soon as I got on the boat, about 20 kids all jumped on for the ride!  The kids kept me good company on the way there. Once in the cave, I jumped in for a refreshing swim.  When you swim under the back part, it opens up into another large chamber where you can climb the wall and jump off.  Tons of fun!  But then the light started getting good, so I got out and took a few photos.  It wasn't until I processed this one that I could see all the silt I stirred up in the water when I got out.  It probably would have taken awhile for it to settle back out. The tide had gone out by the time I exited, and I had to walk a good ways through the water to get to the boat.  The kids were having fun swimming and goofing off. Experiences like these make me appreciate the simple things in life!

This cool cave in Indonesia was one of the highlights of my trip. It was about an hour ride on motorbike up to a small town on the coast. The road was undergoing some construction so it was really rough. I almost laid the bike down in some loose gravel! Fortunately I was going slow. Once at the village, I walked down to the shore and found a guy who was willing to take me to the cave. As soon as I got on the boat, about 20 kids all jumped on for the ride! The kids kept me good company on the way there. Once in the cave, I jumped in for a refreshing swim. When you swim under the back part, it opens up into another large chamber where you can climb the wall and jump off. Tons of fun! But then the light started getting good, so I got out and took a few photos. It wasn't until I processed this one that I could see all the silt I stirred up in the water when I got out. It probably would have taken awhile for it to settle back out. The tide had gone out by the time I exited, and I had to walk a good ways through the water to get to the boat. The kids were having fun swimming and goofing off. Experiences like these make me appreciate the simple things in life!

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