This was taken after a full day of flirting with death with a girlfriend of mine. She has just learnt how to operate a scooter the day before, and with zero driving experience. We traversed the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan in search postcard worth beaches and mighty acts of natures.
Grim Reaper and Devil’s Tears
The roads in Lembongan and Ceningan were hilly, full of potholes and marked with vague directions. However, the epitome of our dance with the Grim Reaper was when we ventured down to the cliff of a place called Devil’s Tears. We were looking for the best photo opportunities. With absolutely no warning signs around, we started to climb down the sharp volcanic rocks onto the edge of the cliff, where a natural infinity pool was situated. When the waves turn on, this is where they smash against the cliff, creating huge sprays of whitewater. It was a sight to behold.
We foolishly stood there, waiting for Mother Ocean to turn on, completely disregarding that it was already high tide. Right after I took the picture of my friend, a wave crashed all over the rock pool we were standing in, completely flooring us to the sharp rocks. The first wave pulls back out towards the edge of the cliff, dragging us along with it. I reached out and grabbed my friend just as a second wave conjures massive whitewater chaos around us. For a moment, we could have been dragged out over the cliff and be at the mercy of the relentless waves crashing into the cliff face. We scrambled onto the higher ground with trembling hands and shaking knees. I have once again gained a newfound respect for the great blue of which I have such a deep love for.