Child of Krakatoa, The Beauty of Archipelago and the Amazing Underwater Views
I’ve been living for long enough moment in Jakarta the Capital of Indonesia, my company send me and some friends to stay in and fill in the blanks of my head office in Jakarta for three months, it’s mean i have a lot of time to explore and to go on vacation to the tour destination around Jakarta.
Not too long my friend confirmed me about a trip to the child of mountain of Krakatoa. Unfortunately the quota of these trip was full, when he was arrived, he told me that the trip was very fun, he told me the beauty of landscape of Krakatoa, that’s was typically island landscapes of Nusantara, and the underwater views are amazing. That’s all interesting me to take my own trip to the Krakatoa.
I got a backpacker trip to Krakatoa on April 27th until 29th, the trip started by agreement to gather in meeting point at Merak Port, Banten at 10.00 pm. When all participant are completed, we cross to the Bakahuni Port, Lampung at 01.00 am, the journey from Merak to Bakahuni is about 2 hour and half or 3 hours if the weather is not good. That was very night and also we were tired because of the travell from Jakarta to Banten, i couldn’t enjoy that moment, it’s would be different if the journey started in the morning day.
We arrived to Bakahuni about 03.30 am, from Bakahuni to Child of Krakatao we have to go Canti dock, this is the nearest dock to cross to nature reserve area of Krakatoa. There is some public transportation from Bakahuni to Canti and you can hire it to reach it, from Bakahuni to Canti taken about 40 minutes to 1 hour.
It was dark when we arrived to Canti, but we must wash our faces to take bath and then pray shubuh. From this dock we will cross again to Sebesi Island, this is the nearest inhabited island to Child of Krakatoa, while waiting the crossing to Sebesi I spend the time with breakfast in cafeteria which is provided by people for tourist.
At 05.30 am we crossed to Sebesi, enjoying fresh morning air on the wooden boat that was sailing, enjoy the warmth of the bright morning sun and the beautiful views of sea with small islands that looks green from a distance, how beautiful this archipelago like the gods have bestowed so great a gift to the inhabitants of this island country. The first destination of this backpacker trip is exploring uninhabited small island, Sebuku, around the coast of this island there are many remaining reefs, according to the local tour guides who piloted the boat that we were riding, the remaining reefs around the coast caused by fishing by bombs, this activities will destroy the reefs and kill it’s biota. Suddenly i justify the word of Allah “many damage in the lands and oceans because human hands” that’s human greed will destroy him self, earth and everything in. After exploring small island Sebuku we countinue riding to the middle for snorkeling and enjoy underwater views, and then we knew that underwater view of those area are damaged, maybe needs many decades to return back the condition to be normal. At 10.00 am we continue riding to Sebesi Island where our homestay located along the trip of Krakatao, and then we slept without bath.
|Landscape of Umang Islands
Here we can find new growing reefs
The next destination is snorkeling, exploring and enjoying sunset at Umang Island, we started from Sebesi Island at 01.30 pm, the underwater view of Umang Island not too different with the underwater view of Sebuku Island, the reefs are destroyed, maybe also because of fishing by bombs, but swimming in the blue ocean and enjoying the atmosphere of islands gave me different sensation, fun and unforgettable, satisfied after swiming in the water so we exploring Umang Island and wait for sunset, when dusk began to redden the atmosphere become completely different, beauty, a blend of the beauty of naturel atmosphere and blush evening twilight alluring the eyes, you are more adventurous must be familiar with this moment, perfectly amazing.
We arrived to our home stay at 08.00 pm, take bath and then burn the fish at the coast and dinner, enjoying the atmosphere of night, the sounds of small animals combined the sound waves at beach, it feels really refreshing. One time in your life, you need to enjoy this moment, this is really-really help you to contemplate the flashback of your life’s journey in crowded town.
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We must wake up at 03.00 am to go in early morning, so we can enjoy sunrise on the top of Krakatoa, the trip from Sebesi Island to the Child of Krakatoa is about one hour and half with boat, and when we arrived to the Island of Child of Krakatoa we must climb about 15 minutes again to reach the top, Child of Krakatoa actually is top of mountain of Krakatoa, where the body of the mountain buried in the ocean, so when we arrived to the beach, actually we arrived to the place near the top of Krakatoa, at that’s time Child of Krakatoa status is normal, so we can climb the mountain, from here the entire group of islands scattered in the vicinity clearly visible, there are many islands arround Child of Krakatoa resulted by eruption hundreds of years or even millions of years ago.
Enjoying sunrise from the top of mountain is amazing experience, and so we are in the top of Krakatao, sunrise blended with islands landscape are wonderful, our long journey perfectly paid off with such a wonderful experience. Sunrise gives a life to the earth and everything in, it’s warm woke up the entire resident, and we were look those moment closer.
After enjoying sunrise from the top of Child of Krakatao, we continue riding to Lagun Cabe, this spot is very popular for snorkeling, because of his healty reefs, in this place i found the diversity of marine life. In this place i could see small stingray swiming in the ocean floor.
Day in the afternoon when we come back to Sebesi Island, i feel satisfied, and i feel there is a future for this marine life, there is a future for diversity of marine life in this nature reserve area, this hope must be maintained, so we can preserve nature as they should be sustainable without damaged by human hands, due to the dependencies not just for fish in the sea, but also the surrounding communities will be harmed when the environment are corrupted.