Riding an ojek to Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
It seemed that if you are going to Waikelo beach
, you really need a good timing. Otherwise you will be disappointed as (it could be) the tide was high and you did not see the beach at all. Well, that happened to me the second time when I was in Sumba, but for this second attempt, I went there with Halim
on the day when he just arrived in Sumba.
The road to Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
Using two ojeks in the afternoon, we rushed going to Waikelo and found that the tide was high. The ojek guys told us to visit the unused pier not far from the beach. As we did not have any plans after this, so we were agree with them to take us to the pier.
This unused pier apparently was ‘the new pier of Waikelo’ for ferry purposes, but unfortunately the wave hit the new pier so bad until it damaged some parts of the new pier (that is why, they are using the old pier again). The waves ‘cut’ the pier as I could see some parts of it were just standing alone unattached to the pier. It was unfortunate indeed, and I hope that this new pier of Waikelo, will be repaired soon and of course with a stronger structures than before.
The unused pier of Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
In the meantime, many local people came here just to enjoy the sunset or catch the fish with their simple fishing equipment.
Abandoned equipment at the unused pier of Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
Spotted some local people fishing at the unused pier of Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
Fishing while enjoying the sunset at the unused pier of Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
What is left from the pier of Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
The view of the unused pier of Waikelo from the beach [Sumba – Indonesia]
Psst … It also has a small beach, protected behind this unused pier 😉
The beach and clear water located just behind the unused pier of Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
Very quiet beach at the unused pier of Waikelo [Sumba – Indonesia]
What is @halimsantoso looking at? :-/
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