Thursday, December 20, 2018

POTD: Ride Share on the Water

From 2018 03 31 Jakarta

Today's photo-of-the-day is from Jakarta, Indonesia. After visiting the old port of Sunda Kelapa, our son suggested getting something to drink at the Jetski Cafe, which one online reviewer says has "the best beach view in Jakarta." The only challenge was that it is three and a half miles from Sunda Kelapa. No problem. John talked a local with a small boat in the port into giving us a ride by water. All was fine until we got outside the port's breakwater, when the waves started swamping the small boat, which rode low in the water even in calm waters. No personal flotation devices in this ride share. I kept eyeing the distance to shore and thought I'd be able to swim it if necessary. Eventually, our driver decided it was just too risky to continue and turned back. We got out where we had embarked, thanked him for the effort, then hailed a bajaj (tuk-tuk) for the journey by road. The view of the setting sun from the patio at the Jetski Cafe turned out to be magnificent.

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