Exoticism of Nusakambangan, Cilacap- Indonesia

When my office event has finished at 13:00, I immediately headed to Whiz Hotel Sudirman to got ready for sailing to Nusakambangan. Actually I would go there tomorrow, because off curiousity, finally I  went there a day faster. 

Whiz Hotel Sudirman was 3.7 km from Teluk Penyu Beach which was starting point of sailing to Nusakambangan. There was simply way to went to Teluk Penyu Beach, just 12 minutes rode online taxi for IDR 10,000.

When I arrived at Teluk Penyu Beach, many fisherman offered boat services to Nusakambangan. “Rangga Ayu” boat which I chose offered IDR. 30,000 for return way. The scenario was boat owner would deliver me to Nusakambangan then he would back  to Teluk Penyu Beach again.

He gave me his phone number. “If you finish for Nusakambangan sightseeing, please call me sir, I’ll pick up you” “, he said.

Departure

 

Top Left: Teluk Penyu Beach.

Top Right: Crude Oil Tanker named BULL SULAWESI

Bottom Right: Cilacap Crude Island Berth belongs to PERTAMINA

Lower Left: Tourist dropping point

 

When got off the boat, my curiosity was began …. what are attractions inside the island?

The deeper journey into Nusakambangan was started …..

Pictures below were views that I found in the starting point of exploration.

 

starting

 

Top Left: Multipurpose wooden building on the east coast of Nusakambangan.

Bottom Left: Beverage and food hawker

Middle: Site name board

Right: Phone number of boat service

Jalan

 

 

Top Left: Entering Nusakambangan island, I walked through a small slippery rocky road. So my speed was very slow.

Top Right: small road with low cliff

Bottom Right: I also found a bamboo bridge over a small river

Lower Left: I also found tree branch that grew across the road

Forest preservation in the island was seen from many wildlifes that often found i.e monkeys and eagles. Didn’t fear, because along the way, I several times met tourists who headed back to starting point.

After walking for 15 minutes, finally I found a sign that directed me to Karang Bolong Fort and Karang Pandan Beach

KARANG BOLONG  FORT

benteng karang bolong

Top Left: The fort was strong looking when was viewed from front gate. It was unfortunate that gate roof was overgrown by pioneer plants that threaten fort durability

Left Bawas: The inner fort gate. The top wall of inner fort was also overgrown by small trees and moss.

Middle: The inner fort wall was very thick.

Right: The underground rooms was impossible to reached because the rooms had narrow aisle that very dark and humid. I canceled to entering it.

KARANG PANDAN BEACH

Continuing my step straight ahead,  Finally I found the beautiful white sand beach in eastern island. Beach was visited by young people either friend groups or in love couples.

 

Pantai Karang Pandan

Enjoying God’s creation by cross-legged sit, listened sounds when waves hit rocks, saw ships activities that threw anchors and grasped soft white sands. Calming my heart and soul.

Something that rarely found in capital city.

Because time was getting dark, I decided to went back toward Whiz Hotel Sudirman immediately.

Back to the pick-up (starting) point, while waited for the boat, I did relaxation by drank hot tea and mendoan (Cilacap’s traditional food) in food stall. Also watched sunset before the night came.

My adventure ended beautifully and was closed by fascinating sunset……

Pantai Nusakambangan

I Love Indonesia………..

 

 

 

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