Gili Air – day 1

We had an early start this morning, with Robin waking up just past 6am. He is sleeping very soundly overnight, so I think he gets enough rest by 6! We had breakfast at the resort, pancakes and scrambled eggs. Robin sat in his portable highchair, laughing at the cats as he ate. 

He was looking tired after breakfast, so we tried to have his morning nap, but he wouldn’t sleep. Instead, we got up and went for a walk with the pram, and wouldn’t you know it? He was asleep within minutes. We walked through the centre of the island, and sat for a morning coffee at a warung. Robin was really happy watching the horses and carts trot past and even made friends with the owner. 

We decided to head to the harbour, and it got very hot. We stopped at a resturant for lunch, and sat for quite awhile to cool down. After lunch, I booked a dive for tomorrow and then we headed back to the resort which was a 30min walk in he blazing sun. I had to stop and buy a hat in the way. The afternoon was spent in the aircon, just lazing about and napping. We needed to recover after being out in the heat of the day! 

Just before sunset, we got ready to go out and have a swim in the ocean. We walked around to the sunset side of the island, and had a swim as the sun was going down. Robin is very funny and doesn’t like the sand touching his feet, so he lifts them out of the water as high as he can. It’s very cute. Dinner was at a nice resturant with swings as seats near the bar. They have Robin some cucumber for dinner. He loved it. 

Sanur to Gili Air

Robin was up at 6am this morning, after a very sound sleep sharing a bed with me. We got dressed and woke up Suzy, packed and headed out to a nice hotel for their buffet breakfast. Robin had pancakes and fruit, and made a nice mess for the staff. After a big feed, we walked down to the local beach and went for a walk. As soon as we got back to the place we stayed out, our transfer had arrived. We piled everything into the van and headed to the fast boat office, then to the fast boat!

We didn’t realise, but the fast boat that we had booked wasn’t direct – it took almost four hours, and stopped off at Nusa Lembongan, Lombok, Gili Trawagan then finally Gili Air. Robin was not to sure about being on a boat, and cuddled in tight to me. He slept for the first two legs, which was convenient since they were the longest. When we got to Gili T, we had to go along the side of the bit to get from the back to the front. It was too hard to do with Robin in his carrier, so the lady who worked on the boat held him, then once I got the the front, she passed him through the luggage hold! 

We switched over to a snaller boat for the 10 minute journey to Gili Air, and then hired a horse and card to take us and our luggage to he resort. Robin was a bit scared, but liked being on the cart.

Once we checked in and unpacked, we went to the pools for a swim, then had some lunch poolside. It was very relaxing. There are lots of local stray cats that come up and purr for food and pats. Robin think they are fantastic. We also noticed that his 7th tooth has come through! It’s this bottom right incisor. 

In the evening, we walked along the beach to watch the sunset. We walked 2/3rds of the circumstance of the island, before heading into a nice resturant on the beach for dinner. After dinner, we finished the rest of the walk, and retired to bed. 

Adelaide to Sanur

Our flight was in the afternoon, so we were able to spend the day at home getting ready. Peter dropped Robin, Suzy and I off at the airport. When we checked in, the lady upgraded our seats to extra legroom seats, and blocked the vacant seat next to us so we had the row of three. It came in very handy, as Robin didn’t want to sleep for most of the flight.

When we arrived, we expected our prearranged driver to meet us, but they were nowhere to be seen. Instead, we had to get a taxi to the hotel at Sanur. Luckily that was only $25, instead of the quoted $36. 

The “hotel” was pretty scummy, but we didn’t expect much for $20 a night. We did expect clean sheets – oh how I wish we would report that they were clean. The rooms were filthy, and the whole set up was pretty bad. We had booked two rooms, with breakfast, and they only had one room, no breakfast on their records. Luckily I had printed out the booking and could show them what we paid for.