Komodo LOB Trip: Hello and goodbye, Kalong Island

To close our first day of the Komodo LOB trip in Flores, we headed to Kalong Island.

The translation of ‘kalong’ is ‘bat’, and it is said that when the night comes, a lot of kalong will come out of the island to everywhere. That is why, the name of the island is Kalong Island – well, that’s what I think πŸ˜€

The trip took about 2 hours, and we needed to calculate the timing that we should spend on the previous destinations, as we should be in the Kalong Island area before 6PM.

After one whole day doing many things, the boat crews knew that we should be hungry, and they brought us fried banana! Haha.

Luckily we managed to reach near the Kalong Island at about 5:30PM.

Hello, Kalong Island! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB Trip - Kalong Island - Watching sunset while waiting for the bats to come out

Hello, Kalong Island! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

We did not go to the island, we just stayed on board while waiting for the bats to come out.

I felt that our boat position was at the right place as its facing the sunset too, and fortunately the sky was not dark, which was quite different with the sky that we saw on our way to Kalong Island.

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB Trip - Kalong Island - Watching sunset while waiting for the bats to come out (1)

Watching the sunset over Kalong Island, while waiting for the bats to come out (Flores – Indonesia)

And at around 6:15PM, a group of bats came out from the island, then another group, and then plenty of bats flew out from the island to everywhere … I think including the main island of Flores!

Sadly, I did not really have good lens at that time, and I could see plenty of dots flying from the island! Lols …

Even now, I still laugh when I see the picture! I could not really see the bats clearyly on the pictures! Haha.

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB Trip - Kalong Island - The bats came out from the island

Tadaaaa … Could you see the bats???? Hahahaha … – at Kalong Island (Flores – Indonesia)

That was why, I stopped taking pictures, and just watched them flying above us! — and I needed to really shut my mouth while looking up, to avoid any droppings from the bats!!! Haha …

On our first night of Komodo LOB trip, we spent a night in this area.

The Komodo LOB trip package that we took, was included meals on board. And have I told you that the boat crews meals are good?! Although the meals are simple, but they are good πŸ™‚

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB Trip - Kalong Island - Having dinner near the island

Dinner on board near Kalong Island (Flores – Indonesia)

There were only a couple of boat at that evening.

The electricity on our boat usually would be off at 9PM, and when the light was off, then I realized that it was quiteΒ dark around our boat haha! — well not that pitch black!

And when the electricity off, I could not charge my battery, (I think phone signal was not that good either) … so it was the time to sleep …

I think you do not need an alarm to wake you up during the Komodo LOB trip, as in the early morning, I usually woke up when I heard the boat engine sound haha … but … that means … a time to enjoy the sunrise and say …

Goodbye, Kalong Island!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB Trip - Goodbye Kalong Island - Sunrise while leaving the Kalong Island

Saying goodbye while watching sunrise over Kalong Island (Flores – Indonesia)

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