My trip for this time is barely unique. I don’t even have any words to describe it. Amazing? Hilarious? Awesome? Fantastic? Glorious? Cool? Hahaha. I don’t know what; it’s more than all of those words. It’s up to you to say I am overrated or whatever! That’s exactly what I felt at that time. As usual, I always inform to anybody if I would like to go to somewhere trough social media, ex: Facebook. Besides I can go and have fun with many people it can also as my weapon if somebody says “why you don’t ask me to join with you?” Otherwise my weapon to answer his/her questions. Because I had a couple experiences like that. Well, in this trip I went with my Facebook friends that I didn’t ever meet in person yet or friends who have been a couple years didn’t meet, and most of them are my friends from differences city, from New Zealand, from Panyabungan, Batang toru and me my self from P.sidimpuan. This is why this trip is called as our media to be closer and closer. I inform those 2 weeks before the dateline. And actually there are so many people who want to join us, but I reject and choose some people. This is my authority as the coordinator of this trip, hehe.
The unique one of this trip, we went to this island with differences goal and differences hobby. Some people excited to go for snorkeling, some people barely want to go fishing, some people can’t wait to enjoy the beach, the camping, the campfire, some people want hunting landscape pictures and some others just want to go somewhere just for leaving his bored activity. For me my self, my main priorities are for hunting pictures coz I love photography so much and for snorkeling. Differences target but made us unite… in due course, we all had it all. In the first, I didn’t like fishing and I was not so excited to do the camping but finally I love it more than like my usual hobbies. So, what we did in that islands are Camping, Snorkeling, Fishing, Hunting pictures, BBQ and enjoying the beach with the campfire. Really fucking excited, otherwise complete!
I dare to thanks to Allah for always saving us, thanks to Toyota Rush for the nice hospitalized as long as the trip to Sibolga tough the road was extremely worse, thanks to my lovely Canon, I-phone 5 and thanks so much to our driver, Mr. Echo. All of those gadget and people made my trip complete and being perfect. Nevertheless, whatever I have, no matter how expensive the trip is… that’s not exactly the main keys to make your trip fantastic. But how you can enjoy and get relax on your own trip. Otherwise, without it all I still can survive and absolutely enjoy my trip, really. Even for my next goal, I want to go somewhere without taking any gadgets (except Camera, coz I need to make all I see everlasting by pictures) or doing hitchhiking in every place, I think it’s going to be fantastic.
One day before the trip, I asked them all to meet first in my favorite place in my town, that’s Mesjid raya yard. To know and introduce each other first is better I think, so that we will not awkward to do this trip together. Tomorrow morning I welcome my friend from Panyabungan because he wanted to stay at my home. Then at 2 p.m we gathered at Mr. Echo’s house. After packing and prepare all of the tools and the equipments, we were ready to go. 3 hours from my town to Sibolga we enter Sijago-Jago village and made a reservation to the boat owner. The weather was really hot and actually yeah its good weather for us, coz we need a good weather for snorkeling, fishing and all of our activities in that island. As long as the trip on the boat we took a lot of landscape pictures, OMG… amazing. All of us really satisfied to enjoy the view around us. No body spoke up; we all just astonished to see how the natures welcome us. It was really amaze some of my friends, because this is the first time to see a beautiful view like this for them. 1 hours to reach Bakar island finally we arrived. It was such an unforgettable memories, I will save it right in my brain and only our eyes is the only witness to see all of Allah’s wonderful creature.
It was Maghrib when we right arrived in the island. So it’s kind of dark, luckily all of us has our own lighter and torch. We built our tent and some other went fishing for our dinner then some other made a camp fire. After finishing our single responsible, all of us can’t wait anymore to go to the beach and exploring the island. We left our camp area heading to the beach. No ones who didn’t yell or screaming to see how beautiful the view at that night was. Then we also hunted “Lulu-lulu” one of the fauna in the see, OMG… we had such a lot of fun when we hunted the “Lulu-Lulu” everybody grabbed their own camera to catch the animals, almost in the entire of the beach we can find the “lulu-lulu”. Haha then what made us surprised and amazed was the present of Mr. Crab. Hahaha they run so fast on the beach and we all just try to catch it. There are so many kinds of fauna just in the beach; it’s not in the sea yet. After satisfied service by Mr. Crab and Lulu-lulu, we took a rest in the coffee shop right in the corner of the island. That’s the only house that we can find in that island. Yes, the owner or the keeper of the island. Luckily they can speak in Bahasa so we had a lot of conversation talking about the island. Having 2 cups of coffee is a right choice when we would like to enjoy the night in the beach. Then we went back to our tent, and the terrible things were happened. All of our logistic was eaten by the dog. Oh my gosh… everything was screwed up, everybody has been so starving. That’s not my fault, that’s not one of my friend’s fault, that’s exactly all of our fault, hahha because we all too much surprised and amazed to see how the beach welcome us so that we forgot about our stuff in the tent. It was a freaky experience. However, we still enjoy our night, we cooked our meal again and having the corn BBQ. Woooo! It was so nice to have the corn; we cooked it by our selves. There are so many activities at that night. After tired dancing with our music box, we end our activity by hunting Mr. Crab. It’s unpredictable; the rain was coming down suddenly. We directly heading run to our tent and finally sleep.
The temperature at that night was so freaking hot, I can’t stand sleeping inside the tent anymore. My patient was over. Everybody was snorkeling more made me stress can’t stand to sleep. Well yeah I know indeed, the temperature in the beach is really freaky hot. But for this time it’s more than usual. I felt like in the hell. Even I think to swim in the beach but I was afraid to the fauna in the sea. In due course, I took my carpet, my blanket and my bag and heading to the beach. I finally slept near to the water, OMG… it was such an amazing choice. Even I don’t want to sleep any longer. Because of the beautiful landscape was facing on me. I stared right to the sky facing and watching the beautiful stars and moon, and then the beautiful sounds’ of wave’s sounds like accompanied my night at that moment. I think I am the luckiest man in this trip without missing the most important part in our camping while everybody is spending their time just for snorkeling and sleeping away. Thanks God… again… I felt so lucky. The feeling when the beach welcomes us in the first is not over yet, then this is added my happy feeling again. And all the part and the sense at that night such made my trip and my night being perfect at that moment. Finally I sleep and sleep away by happy ending, smiling on my face slow by slow my eyes was closing and all of them are carry on in my dream.
Tomorrow morning, other friends has been go fishing but me, I was still lazy to wake up and back to my tent coz it’s still too morning. In fact, everybody was busy to find me and yelled calling my name. they think I was lost or something like that, because I moved to the beach. Finally they found me and knock my head saying taboo words like usually. Haha that’s my friends… they try to catch me and I was running while laughing. Haha in the early morning I had made a hilarious sensation. But it was totally fun and made us laughing. In a minute, then the next things which amaze us was the sun rise. We took a lot of pictures.
Next, we can’t wait the beautiful and the clean water anymore… tough it’s still early morning everybody was jump to the water and swam… of course I was with them too. Some other swam, and I ordered my female friend to start making coffee and cooking. While cooking, some others were swimming and back to the tent again for cooking and swimming again and go on we did like that.
All of us have getting our breakfast, eating together near to the beach while looking to the great view in front of us. The sun shine is shining so shine, felt like it let us to enjoy the whole package and the picturesque view in that island. All of the tools was ready, the snorkeling tools, the fishing tools, the boat and absolutely all of us couldn’t really wait any longer. Smiling on everybody face that was I can see on my friend’s face made me happier as the coordinator of this event. I really thank to God who has given us a beautiful weather, stamina and there was no any accident as long as our trip. NOW!! time for fishing!! we did a lottt of fun while fishing. there was another sensation, a ne sensation in our journey. i can’t hide my expression while getting the fish. screaming aloud was the sign i was so happy to catch the fishes.
The snorkeling for this time is really fantastic, because we moved from one spot to another spot by boat, so that we could enjoy the various kinds of flora and fauna not only in one spot. Usually I do snorkeling near to the beach, but for this time I went snorkeling right in the middle of the ocean and far from the beach. So it’s kind of challenge our adrenaline. We swam in the spot which often passed by the jaws and the deep of the sea is extremely deep. But no one could be down or missing this part just because of that reason, even it’s more made us challenging coz we love challenge, include me. Then while we were snorkeling we also took pictures inside of the sea.
In the sea, we also fishing sometimes but not so much time we spend our time for fishing. Honestly, I don’t really interest on it. But if all of us do it, I will join with them. So, when my friends are busy in fishing, I will take the camera for catching them or the landscape around us. Yeah… I am into Photography so much. Here are some pictures of mine that made by my glory hand. You can see them.
One day we spend our time for snorkeling in the sea, we all was satisfied with all we have seen, we have heard, we have felt and we have done. Finally we have to leave this lovely island. As long as the trip to Sibolga, we were making a joke and laughing over laughing. Other wise we all had fun so much and felt that we are so lucky and excited to have this trip. Before the night is coming down, we had arrived to the harbor and soon after we heading to the nearest restaurant to get dinner.
Bakar Island is one of the islands in the archipelago waters Sibolga / Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra. around an hour drive northwest of Sibolga using motorized boats paste. The origin of the name of Fuel Island itself is from the name of a great scholar / sheikh who lived on this island. even you can still find the graveyard of the sheikh in this island. you can enjoy the beautiful landscape in this island, the wonderful view inside of the water and also the history destination.
see ya in my next adventure!!