Crashing Waves and painted shells: Drini Beach
The sound of the waves is all you can hear, as you stand on top of this cliff, looking at the Indian ocean crashing into the coast. The spray reaches you, in a light shower, respite from the hot sun. I stood here listening to the ocean, watching the blue turn to white froth. The pulling away of the ocean and crashing back, unlike any other place is played out dramatically. For me this play and the sound is calming, the sound of rolling water soothes me, and for a while I can think of nothing.
Dirni Beach is one of the many beaches near Yogyakarta, central Java. Unlike Bali, these are not as populated by tourists, and hence retain their natural quite beauty. One can rent a car from Yogyakarta, and spend the day on the beach. If you like to go topless, this might not be the place, as the fishermen and locals are conservative.
On the way to the beach I came across these shells, still alive, crawling with transfer stickers on them. The lady doing it, was careful, though I did find it amusing, wonder if the creature inside likes the paint job and the graffiti
Delightful Fisherman’s village
Ngrenehan beach is located at Kanigoro village, this beach is gulf that guarded by limestone hill. I reached here late in the afternoon for lunch, as my cabby told me the fish here is good. The fish was not disappointing, one can select from the fresh catch of the day, and the women there fry it for you. This beach has a part of the ocean that come deeper into the beach in high tide, and crates a warm lovely cove to swim in. To my surprise, the sand here was crawling with small crabs, which the local children were playing with. The young crabs are collected by the locals and fried, it is a seasonal delicacy that I dint venture into.