Nusa Barong is a quite big island on the southern Jember Regency, East Java. It is in the middle of the Hindi Ocean. In 1920, this island was announced to be national park by the Netherland government which was colonizing Indonesia. Besides the reserved rare biota, the wave around the island was not easy to go by which needs good sailing skills of the sailor. On the colonization era, the sailors took boats with only sail as their engine, but today, they use the traditional boats with diesel engines.
So here we go!!!! The voyage from Papuma Beach started. Our group didn’t know what Nusa Barong Island was like. Before leaving, we prayed for good voyage and safety. The sailorman started his engine and in a moment we left.
The nice weather brought us to the island. We just had some food and drink, and spare clothes. We left happily due to the same curiosity of the island. About 2 hours sailing in the morning bright, our boat followed the wave. It was soooo long and we were exposed to direct sunlight. On our way, we saw a small whale passing our boat.
Initially, the sailor asked us to go through the east side of the island to the south. He said the wave there was bigger. So we decided to say no. thus, he took us to the northern part. We were off at Tanjung Kamal for a moment to take some pictures. It was really hot in Tanjung Kamal which let our sailor took us to the Jeruk Bay to get some shade.
The only word once we arrived at the bay was EATIIIINNNGGG!!!! We had lunch at the shady side of the beach. After getting full, we played in the water. It was like our private beach because there were only us. The bay was shady which made us enjoy swimming. The next we did was we took the food and got on the boat to continue our way to the western part. It took 2 hours. It was 3 p.m. so we went back to Papuma Beach.
About 30 minutes later, we were already on Papuma Beach. We, then, had dinner in a grilled fish café and we went home. The next day, we got sunburnt. But I was glad to see one of the beauty God ‘s ever created, though I had to sacrificed my skin.
“Do not take anything except take pictures. Do not leave anything except leave your footprints and do not kill anything except kill the time. ” That motto is our guide on this trip and we do so with self-awareness. See you on the record an upcoming trip.