Pertunjukan Langit di Pantai Marina Semarang

<—-Kisah Sebelumnya

Sore, hari ketiga di Semarang, akhirnya aku mengkreasi peluang untuk menyaksikan pertunjukan bumi yang sering dicari oleh penggila warna langit….Yups, Sunset.

Aku meluncur cepat dari Sleep & Sleep Capsule di daerah Dadapsari pasca menaruh semua peralatan dan backpack. Menggunakan taksi online berjenis Calya warna orange maroon, aku dan Pak Muchlis menuju Pantai Marina di daerah Tawangsari. Pengemudi muda itu terus memamerkan spion tengahnya yang dimodifikasi fungsi menjadi kamera mundur dan kamera rekam jalan….Padahal itu hanyalah kamera buatan China harga 400 ribuan….Hahaha.

Menempuh jarak enam kilometer dalam lima belas menit, aku tiba di gerbang Pantai Marina. Melewati sebuah pos dan membayar tiket masuk sebesar lima ribu Rupiah, aku diturunkan tepat di area parkir pantai. Satu yang akan menjadi kendala adalah tidak tersangkutnya signal handphone di area pantai. “Wah, alamat, saat pulang nanti, aku mesti berjalan lumayan jauh ke luar area pantai untuk memesan ojek online”, batinku.

Arah asal masuk ke pantai.
Area parkir pantai.

Waktu sudah menunjukkan pukul 17:30, tetapi pantai masih saja menyengat. Matahari masih menunjukkan keperkasaannya di area terbuka itu. Untuk mengurangi hawa panas, aku duduk di sebuah bangku di bawah pohon sambil menikmati es kelapa muda dari batok kelapanya langsung. Biarlah surya kecapaean bersinar dan aku akan mulai menikmatinya saat dia mulai langsir.

Masih menyengat.

Matahari yang sudah mulai turun, membuatku segera beranjak dan menapaki area tanggul beton sekaligus pedestrian yang masih diperkuat dengan keberadaan batu-batu raksasa pengurug bibir pantai. Menjadikan pantai ini tak bisa lagi menampakkan keindahan naturalnya.

Tampak muda-mudi duduk diatas batu-batu raksasa itu, berpacaran, berselfie ria, atau merenung meratapi nasib di tengah khasnya riak ombak. Sedangkan anak-anak kecil berlarian di sepanjang pedestrian beton.

Bebatuan besar penahan ombak.

Pemandangan lain adalah tertancap kokohnya bagan-bagan penangkap ikan di sepanjang pantai, sedangkan di arah lepas pantai, sebuah daratan mirip pulau berhiaskan kapal-kapal cepat yang terparkir rapi, area West Marina Beach.

Untuk menyaksikan sunset dengan sudut pandang sempurna maka aku merapat ke bagian pantai yang menghadap ke arah barat. Tampak deretan pemburu yang tetap fokus dengan mata pancingnya di sepanjang pedestrian hasil reklamasi yang pada sisi ini dilapisi dengan paving block yang membuat penampakan bibir pantai lebuh berseni. Sementara para pedagang minuman dan makanan tampak sibuk melayani pelanggannya yang menempati deretan bangku dan bersiap menikmati pertunjukan alam. Di bagian selatan sana, Marina Convention Center tampak gagah membiru, menyematkan kesan bahwa Pantai Marina telah terpapar teknologi dan modernisasi.

Disinilah spot terbaik menikmasi senja.

Aku mulai mengambil tripod, memangarahkan smartphoneku ke arah surya yang mulai membulat jelas dan perlahan berubah berwarna orange. Muda-mudi dari pantai sebelah utara mulai berpindah mengambil posisi maasing-masing di pantai barat. Sementra Pak Muchlis terlihat lebih santai, duduk menikmati seporsi lontong. Sedangkan aku duduk bersila saja tepat di bibir pantai, bersebelahan dengan kamera smartphoneku yang sedang bekerja mengabadikan momen special itu.

Pertunjukan yang luar biasa.
Dia mulai bersembunyi.
Selamat datang malam…..

Kisah Selanjutnya—->

Sky Show at Semarang Marina Beach

In the afternoon, on my third day in Semarang, I finally created an opportunity to watch an earth show which was often sought by sky color enthusiasts….Yups, sunset.

I quickly drove from Sleep & Sleep Capsule in Dadapsari area after putting all my equipments and backpack. Using an online taxi i.e orange maroon Calya (Cayla is a brand of Toyota in Indonesai), Mr. Muchlis and I headed for Marina Beach in Tawangsari area. A young driver continued to show off his rearview mirror which was modified into a reverse camera and a road recording camera….Even though it was only a camera made in China, the price was USD 30….Hahaha.

Driving for about six kilometers in fifteen minutes, I arrived at Marina Beach gate. Passing a post and paying an entrance ticket for about USD 0.4, I was dropped off in right at beach parking area. One problem was cellphone signal didn’t get caught in beach area. “Wahhh, bad news, when I will get back, I have to quite walk far outside beach area to order an online motorcycle taxi“, I thought.

Origin direction into the beach.
Beach parking area.

It was already 17:30 hours, but the beach still stung. The sun still showed its might in that open area. To reduce the heat, I sat on a bench under a tree while enjoying coconut ice directly from its shell. Let the sun still shined and I would start to enjoy it when it started to down.

It still stings.

The sun which had started to fall, prompted me to get up and stepped on concrete embankment area as well as pedestrian area which was still reinforced by giant rocks in shoreline. Making this beach could no longer show its natural beauty.

Young people were seen sitting on giant stones, dating, taking selfies, or contemplating their fate in the midst of the characteristic wave ripples. Meanwhile, little childrens run along concrete pedestrian.

Big rocks as waves breaker.

Another sights were firmly planted fishing charts along coast, while offshore, an island-like land decorated with neatly parked fast boats, was West Marina Beach area.

To watched sunset with a perfect viewpoint, I moved closer to beach part which facing west. There were rows of angler who remained focused with their fishing rods along reclaimed pedestrian, which on this side was covered with paving blocks which made shoreline looked more artsy. Meanwhile, beverage and food stall were busy serving their customers who occupy benche rows and got ready to enjoy nature show. In southern part, Marina Convention Center looked dashing blue, giving impression that Marina Beach had been exposed to technology and modernization.

This was the best spot to enjoy the dusk.

I started to take a tripod, aimed my smartphone towards the sun which began to clearly round and slowly turned into orange color. Youth people from north of coast began to move to take up their best position on west of coast. Meanwhile Mr. Muchlis looked more relax, sitting and enjoying a portion of “lontong” (rice roll). Meanwhile, I just sat cross-legged right on beach side, next to my smartphone camera which was working to capture that special moment.

Extraordinary show.
He started hiding.
Welcome evening.…