On This Day 17th-March-2012

This week’s on this day post comes from 17th-March-2012. It’s my last day in Indonesia, and it feels like I’m on holiday. I’d also been having problems with my phone. Which had been causing me a lot of stress over the past few weeks.

Saturday 17th March 2012. In Denpasar

After my phone call with Vodaphone yesterday, I had rather a lot to drink! But at least it de-stressed and relaxed me. And maybe I had a slight hangover this morning. I slipped and fell getting out of the shower! But at least I didn’t smash the shower screen this time!

After breakfast, I finished packing my bike away and spent a few hours uploading photos to my Flickr page. By midday, I’d finished and went for a walk along the beach. It was very quiet, and there was hardly anybody there. And thankfully, there weren’t rows of sunbeds littering the beach. The few people that were on the beach were having surfing lessons.

Feet by waves
A quick paddle in the Indian Ocean

Denpasar, in some respects, reminds me of Spain, but instead of the hoards of Brits, it’s full of Aussies! It’s very touristy. There are plenty of little shops here that my wife and daughter would have loved.

I ended the day in a bar watching qualifying for the Australian Grand. Which I thoroughly enjoyed. It made me feel like I was on holiday. It’s what I used to do when on a family holiday if it was a Grand Prix weekend. I’d go off and find a bar that was showing the race while Josie and the kids were on the beach or by the pool. Shame I’ll be at the airport for the race tomorrow.

Ganesh statue
The Hindu god Ganesh, is all over the place
That’s The Day Gone Then

I remained at the bar for much of the afternoon, talking to the staff and watching an old hotel being demolished next door. It was fascinating. I’m not a big one on health and safety, but these guys were at another level. They were ten feet in the air, standing on narrow concrete beams in flip-flops, smashing the beam they stood on with sledgehammers.

Man on beam
Health and safety

Vodafone phoned me, but I ignored their call. I wanted to enjoy my last night in Indonesia.

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