An exciting development for those that live or visit Echo Beach or Pererenan Beach: now you can conveniently walk over a bridge whereas previously you needed to wade across a stream.
Plans are made, adjusted and negotiated, and then finally the workers are called so that something real comes of the plans. In this case its a lovely walking trail and bridge that connects two beaches.
The first of two bridge support runs are in place. The view across to Echo Beach.
Up close and personal with half of the bridge support. The view across to Pererenan Beach.
On the Echo Beach side there’s a lovely, curving path that leads to local food vendors, the famed La Brisa restaurant, and seafood grill operators.
Back at Pererenan Beach, only 800 meters from Ohana, workers are finishing up the concrete tile floor for a semi-circular welcome area. This entire project is shaping up nicely.
The best times for walking are early in the morning or the late afternoon. Not only are the ultraviolet rays milder and thereby less damaging to your skin, it is also cooler (although in the tropics “cool” does not mean “grab a sweater”).
Map: Directly across the road from Ohana Retreat Bali is a lovely walk among rice fields and the Pererenan backroads
Early evening light as we begin the walk from Ohana:
Photo: Formwork for the roof is visible in the distance
On our way to a lovely beach. Perhaps 15-20 minutes across the rice fields, past a lovely creek, and then onto a back road:
At the beach, surprisingly the crowds were out in full force. A few vendors selling satè and bakso etc kept the vibe completely local:
While not recommended, if you had to walk home in the dark, the walking trail is known to be safe.