Sunday, February 7, 2010

1 Februari 2010: Goes to Bandengan,Jepara!

At Pulau Panjangan, a small island near Bandengan Beach
This was my first trip to Bandengan Beach, Jepara. I really want to go there anyway, because I overheard from my mate that the beach is damn great!So me and my senior high school friends, decided to go there at holiday. Then, here we go!Only two hours drive from Semarang approximately.

Me and my friends take the motorbikes to get there and we passed Pantura highway until Demak and changed into alternatives route by Welahan to get Jepara. The road from Semarang until Demak is in good condition, neither with Demak until Jepara, which in bad condition due to it just an alternatives way. We ought to be careful.

Arrived at the beach, we’re become unpatient to swim. This white sandy beach was so amazing…but unfortunately as usual, as most tourist attraction in this country, this beach also still littered with trash everywhere and its really disturbi this “exotic” beach. Well the waves are not too tight to make the visitor comfortable swimming at the shore, plus a breezy beach wind adding cool ambience.

After a couple of hour we swim and play with the sea sand, we decided to hire a boat to the island, called Panjangan island, its only 70 000 IDR. The Panjangan Island is just an uninhabited isle, according to the helmsman of the boat which I rent, in the middle of the island there is the tomb of one of the holyman of Islam, who spread the Islam in the area of Jepara at 17th century

Actually if you paid attention, it appears if the Panjangan island, is planned to built a resort. This can be seen from the pier, the ruins of cottages and abandoned paths.Hmm..what a pity!After that 4 hours of happiness, finally we go back to Semarang. But firstly we visited the mosque at “aloon-aloon Jepara” to doing our prayer, and take a lunch at padang resto, yummy!

Well, we’re very exhausted enough on that day, but also feels very glad and so happy.I’ll never forget that days in my lifetime.    
On the motor boat, heading to Pulau Panjangan,
and its only IDR 70.000! Cheap, isnt?
In front of the public bath, provided by the local
setlement of Bandengan Beach

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