Landed at Wayag…
This is the second day of our trip.
The sun was still sleeping when I went up to the upper deck of Temukira. But a ray of light from the east was enough to glare the magnificent silhouette of the towering karst islands surrounding us.
I am at Wayag!
My camera was ready at my hand. I did not want to spend any time in this place without capturing & immortalizing the beauty of the scenery. When the bright morning light gradually replaced the red light of dawn, views of the towering green hills surrounded by turquoise water immediately catching everybody’s eyes. Small karst islands here and there added the beauty of the scenery. Continue Reading
Temukira At Wayag, Raja Ampat…
It was early dawn when I got out from my room at Je Meridien hotel where we stayed overnight in Sorong. But I was not alone because my other companions were also out of their rooms for breakfast and prepare themselves. Joni & Weka, our guides on this trip would meet us at 06:30 at the lobby and drive us to the pier. A few minutes past seven, four Toyota Avanza which was hired to drive us started moving towards the pier, located about 15 minutes from the hotel. Arriving at the dock, the crew swiftly moved all our luggages – clothes bags, diving gears, photographic gears and supplies – the results of last night snack-panic-shopping – into the small boat to be brought on board Temukira, a pinisi ship with the capacity of 12 passengers with 12 crew that are provided by a dive tour operators to serve divers – or even non-diver tourist – that want to explore Raja Ampat archipelago. Once we all boarded the ship, Alwi, the cabin crew in-charge for this trip, started presenting fresh fruit juice, a perfect answer to our thirst, as the scorching sun welcomed us on board. Exactly at eight o’clock, Temukira started moving, slowly left the port of Sorong. Our adventure begins!