Our first morning in Bali, we walked the few hundred metres from our villa to Seseh Beach.
Undaunted by the warnings,
we continued on past neighbouring properties
to the lure of the ocean ahead.
As we neared the beach
we were surprised and somewhat disappointed to find, not the expanse of untouched golden sand one might imagine, but a beach of black sand.
This western coastline is among Bali’s favourite surf spots, though not conducive to relaxing on the beach. The volcanic rock formations were fascinating
and the flotsam intriguing.
The fishing boats of Seseh village were patiently awaiting their next adventure.
We strolled back, past curious doorways
with intricate carvings.
Returning to the villa, we were welcomed by the familiar shrines at the entrance.