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Published: August 23rd 2018
Today was our last full day in Kuta and we were determined to make the most of being at the beach. We got up fairly early and grabbed another breakfast at the Four Points.
We were at the beach early, before 11:00. We set up our towels on a cozy incline along the beach. We baked in the rays for nearly an hour before getting into the ocean. The waves were large on that day which drew many surfers. Fortunately, the surfers were not all out yet and we could freely swim. Brad took advantage of the breakers and rode several all the way up to the beach.
When we headed back to our towels, Brad came up with the idea to build beach chairs out of the sand. We both dug in the sand to create a bucket seat and piled up the excavated sand to make a backrest. It took us about five minutes to fashion our sand thrones. We were quite comfortable in our customized chairs.
In the afternoon, we ventured off the beach for some lunch. We grabbed some grub at pop-up restaurant that was operated by a strip hotel. Kristy had a soup
and Brad ate a chicken satay. After lunch, we returned to the beach. We figured our chairs would be gone or claimed; however, both were as we left them. We resumed relaxing in the rays.
After cooking all day, we returned to our hotel and debated dinner destinations. After a short discussion, we decided to be adventurous and return to the Pad’s Bar and Grill. We did not feel guilty about returning to the same restaurant because:
A. We had been adventurously eating most of the previous six weeks
B. Pad’s is really good!
C. Ned Kelly
That night Kristy was asleep and Brad was watching the Vietnam War documentary
by Ken Burns. Brad felt Kristy tossing and turning in bed for an unusually long time. When the commotion failed to subside, Brad rolled over and realized it was an earthquake
! We jumped out of bed and immediately evakuasi
the hotel. Brad was clad in only boxers. Kristy had a Bucees
T-Shirt and undies. Both barefoot. We gathered with many other hotel guests out front in the Biergarten attached to Best Brews. Most everyone else had taken the time to get dressed or at least grab a robe.
We sat in the Biergarten awaiting some type of announcement. We were on Kristy’s phone looking for updates and messaging Kristy’s mom. After about 15-20 minutes, we discovered that it was a 6.9 quake north of Lombok. There was never an official announcement, but Kristy asked an employee if it was safe to go back in. He said yes, that it was not an uncommon occurrence. Warily, we went back to our room and tried to sleep.
Tot: 2.839s; Tpl: 0.069s; cc: 8; qc: 46; dbt: 0.0447s; 2; m:saturn w:www (188.8.131.52); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.3mb