Krakatau Island Nature Reserve

At may, 27-29th we (me, my husband, my friends, my husband’s work partners) decided to go to Krakatau Island (also known as Krakatoa) as outing activity to tightened our bound between friends and between coworkers (hihihi what a lie?? :p)

No, actually we just want to take a trip together. As a refreshing moment after working everyday, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Krakatoa or Krakatau is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesia province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption, unleashing huge tsunamis (killing more than 36,000 people) and destroying over two-thirds of the island. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard up to 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. The shock waves from the explosion were recorded on barographs worldwide. (from wikipedia)

After the eruption, the Krakatau Volcanic Island divided into 4 islands, Rakata (Big Krakatau), Panjang (Small Krakatau), Sertung, and Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau). Anak Krakatau growing 5 meters every year since 1927 (WOWH!!) 😀 😀

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Ilustration Picture from wikipedia

You can see above, there’s an island called Sebesi Island. We stay there for 1 night. And we go to Anak Krakatau using boat in the next morning. The main activity for this outing are snorkling and hiking to Anak Krakatau. And of course just relax and see the beauty of nature. The difficulty to hiking in Anak Krakatau is not to high (but i think my stamina is not good enough to do that..huh! lack of exercise!! 😦 ). My friend who had a small body feel difficult too to climb the Anak Krakatau (maybe she just lack of exercise too! HAHA). But in the end, after the climbing ended, we can see the beauty of the landscape beneath us. 😀

 

And these pictures below showing the snorkling spot and the relaxing (at the beach) spot.. Because of the heavy flow in the ocean and not too good the weather at there (a little bit cloudy in the second day), i’m not too enjoying the snorkling, but i tried to snorkling without life vest (to train my swimming skill) and it makes me drink a lot of sea water (very salt!!). But i do enjoy the relaxing time at the beach just laughing with my best friends and see the sunset. 😀 😀

The impression of this trip that i’m too old to this kind of trip!! HAHA 😀 😀 😀 😀 (just kidding!! I’m gonna take another trip like this.. :D)

What i mean is, the nature is beautiful in there, we enjoy so much fun in there, the home stay is very nice and clean, the food and the barbecue was delicious too. But the transportation from Jakarta to Krakatau was not good and make us feel very tired (although there’s a funny thing at ferry), we have to move from one to another transportation mode (from car, to ferry, to angkot (public transportation in Indonesia), and then to another small boat). Lack of sleep and lack of food, also the shock at every vehicle make us feel very tired. Tired in body but Happy in heart!! 😀

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