Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Curug Sawer - Gede Pangrango

After enjoy serenity on Situ Gunung, we move to Curug Sawer. Curug mean waterfall which integrate with natural beauty of surrounding environment. The way to Curug Sawer from Situ Gunung takes about 5 km and in some points cannot be reached by car. Some local offering to carry us using ojek motor. We go through the rocky road and continue with uphill narrow path (less than 1 meter). Its thrilling, as the left path is deep cliff. Two things in my mind, hold the motor tightly and ready to jump :D

Curug Sawer
When we arrived at curug Sawer, not many people there yet. I ordered hot coffee and prepare my gears, while Wandi discovered the river. Its really fresh and natural. We discovered some place to capture the place, but trust me the water is freezing :)

Curug Sawer
Same like Situ Gunung, there are some small villas around foot hills, and we founded some people with their family was having fun enjoying this natural environment. Hmm.. :)

Curug Sawer River
Now time to go back. After eat bala-bala as breakfast in small warung, we go back to car park with ojek motor. Still same ojek driver mas Waji and same crazy path. To go through this difficult path, mas Waji should push their motor bebek to climb on the rocky road. What an experience driver I think until I know that I was the first customer he ever has.. haaa :))

Ojek Point
One thing different with some places we visit before, this place is clean. I think because there are some trash-can distributed around this area and they are well managed. This place could consider as a sample for another public place to manage garbage. Its not about people behaviour, but how about managing the people.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Situ Gunung - Gede Pangrango

Start from Jakarta at 2.15AM, the travelling trip to Situ Gunung taken about 2,5 hours. Situ (lake/resevoir) Gunung is part of the area of Gunung (mountain) Gede Pangrango, which also called as Gede Pangrango National Park. At the end of this post, you can see that we were driving surround the Gede Pangrango area.
We almost got lost at Sukabumi Raya street, but Anwar handled it smoothly and arrived at Gede Pangrango before sunrise :)
In the parking lot of entering gateway area, it was still dark, the shops (warung-warung) still closed. Cold, quiet and peaceful, no activity, only huge pines and resins stand tall among us until we found one shop open and having chat to find out the interesting spots on this area, its remind me to our travelling to Situ Cileunca last week.

Water Painting

First destination was Situ Gunung, a 10 hectares artificial lake, around 1 km from the gate. Small lake with some small islands in the west area and surrounded by small hills. We found some local people fishing in the very early morning to catch Nila fish and some villas that manage by Rakata.
We started our activity from the east side to capture the sunrise where the view was amazing when we saw gunung Gede behind the cloud rising together with the appearance of the sun.
The light is too over I think, but the reflection from the calm lake giving me more better pictures. What a natural filter :)

Angku Wandi in action
In the north side, another nice reflection from lake interest me and my new BW filter make it more better.
As overall, Situ Gunung is a good place to hangout or gathering if you like natural life, but I think sedan vehicles cannot used on this area. Now move to Curug Sawer.

Morning Reflection
Note: Turn left when you found Polsek Cisaat at left side to enter Gede Pangrango National Park area from Cibadak.

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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Jatiluhur 2

In our way back to Jakarta from Pengalengan, we dont want tom missed another spectacular show from the big light, yes its sunrise and put Jatiluhur to capture the show.

Before Sunset on Jatiluhur
Trying to get a better pictures, but unfortunatelly the sun was hide over the black cloud.

Old man and his simply life

Situ Cileunca - Pengalengan

As usual, we begin our travelling without much plan, start at 12PM with my buddy Wandi and Anwar from Jakarta and arrived at 3.30AM. Still in west java, Pengalengan area. Our first destination was situ cileunca, the place that build around 1917 by Dutch.

Simplicity Morning 

Wreck and lonely

The rise of light
Like any other reservoir in West Java, a fusion between stretch of water and clouds become a main attraction, but unfortunately its cloudy.

Nini Hill
After taking some capture in reservoir, we went to Nini hill, the hill that we founded at our browsing topic. Its look like the other tea plan in west-java, remind me to our trip to Situ Patengan.
Hmm.., wish someday I have beautiful backyard like this.

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