I’ve had my fair share of amazing experiences this year, but this one was truly a standout moment. Sunset at Uluwatu on the Bukit Peninsula, Bali’s southernmost point.
Sat with my feet dangling over the edge of the cliff, I watched in awe as giant waves rolled in and crashed against the shore below. As the sun turned the Indian Ocean to liquid gold, thunderous waves tore up the turquoise waters beneath Leia and I in a totally mesmerizing and awe-inspiring display of natures strength and majesty. It was a show of might and magnificence that no one picture or film could adequately capture.
We sat and watched until the sun disappeared from view and the daylight began to fade. The roar of the waves all but drowning out the calls and yelps of the monkeys around us, fat and happy after being fed by so many tourists visiting nearby Pura Uluwatu Hindu temple.
I could have sat there for a long time watching that sunset and the rows of great waves relentlessly thrashing the shore. I snapped a series of pictures in the hope that maybe one would go some way to distilling even the tiniest bit of this truly incredible scene, and I think I got lucky with this photograph.
In the end though, to really experience this scene, to really appreciate the enthralling wonder that a sunset here is, you would have to be here, sitting with your legs dangling over the edge of the cliff and your ears full of the sounds of those roaring waves. If nothing else, add this to your list of things to do, one day.