Paddle North along the Lombok coast from Senggigi. I have
been keeping my boat at Scuba Froggy’s dive shop. This is my second paddle
since we got back to Lombok, I didn’t get around to releasing a bottle on the
See details on the Strava post of this paddle, and the earlier paddle.
There was a 10kt wind from the Southwest that increased to at least 15kts by
the time I turned around. It made for a
long slow slog on the return trip, but I felt like superman on the way down.
This boat is ok, but it’s a not fast and the bulkheads and
hatches leak. You get what you paid for,
and this was definitely a bargain. I did manage to roll it a few times and did
a paddlefloat rescue on the previous trip, but it isn’t easy to get it to turn
The northbound paddle is so much prettier I kind of only
want to go this way in the future.
There are some rocks that might be fun to play on in the surf, but I don’t feel
good about going into them in the surf on my own. There was one cool arch that I
paddled through because it was deep and mellow even on breaking waves.
I found a cool pocket beach for lunch, that was only accessible
by the water, I’m sure I will be back there. The surf was dumping on the rocky
beach, so as long as I didn’t go in or out on a big set it was fine.
I scouted out what looks like a cool place for freediving, and maybe even scuba. We want to come back by the land. Its a rocky point, but just a few hundred meters swim if I walk down the beach to the end.
Truth: Its good to keep in touch.