Looking back when the first time I saw a picture of my seniors visiting Green bay (Teluk Ijo), I thought it is a very quiet beach that you can count how many people come just with your fingers. But it was a long time ago, maybe two or three years ago. Of course people have recognized this beach overtime. And the fact that I went there on the first day of 2015, how could I expect enjoying this beach peacefully? People came for celebrating New Year’s Eve for sure. And it’s true. It was really crowded. Sigh. We came at the wrong time.
Aside from the crowd, Green bay is indeed beautiful. It has white sand beach, green sea water if you see from distance, beautiful corals (somehow it remains me of Padang padang beach), and an eight meters waterfall. Because it’s located behind a hill, you cannot go there with car or motorbike. However there are two options you can take to reach the beach, either by trekking or sailing a fisherman ship. If you choose trekking, you have to walk one kilometer from the start point and go accross the hill. Because the path is quite steep and slippery so you have to be careful. You can hold on the rope or branches on the edge and it will help you a lot. This trekking option would be tiring, but it’s worth. The view along the way to the beach will make you less tired. It’s beautiful. For the second option, it is much easier, quicker and less tiring, but it needs more money. If you go there by sailing, you have to rent fisherman ship from Rajegwesi beach. It costs Rp 35.000 each person.
My friends and I reached the beach by trekking. We were exhausted so we sat down and took a rest as we found nice spot to take shelter. I was feeling unwell on that day so I took a nap for a while first before following my friends enoying the beach. Let’s have fun!
To be honest, I love when Indonesia’s beauty is being recognized more by people, but at the same time I’m sad seeing the fact that people do not appreciate it well. Throwing trash in the beach, mountain, river becomes their habbit. Saying that ‘I’m nature seeker’ but in fact they become ‘nature destroyer’. Let’s just stop it, Guys. If you are truly a nature seeker, don’t leave anything but footprints.
Enough talk. Good bye!