Continuing with the recap of my trip to Bali in March 2017 I wanted to move on to the afternoon on the first day of our trip.
After lunch we visited a ceremony on the shore of Seseh Beach where they were holding a purification ceremony before Nyepi Day (day of silence) on 28 March 2017. Upon our arrival we were greeted by hundreds of Pilgrums who had travelled from their village, some of them walking for hours, to attend the ceremony.
People were gathered in their family and village groups whilst, socialising, eating and praying in between parades along the beach.
There were food stalls all along the path ways which looked and smelled delicious.
We felt very lucky to be able to be able to experience the purification ceremonies for Nyepi Day. Everyone made us feel welcome and we also had some great opportunities for photographs.
After the beach we drove down to Tanah Lot which is a Temple out on a large rock which you can walk to during low tide and walk around the outside of the Temple.
We had visited the location with a hope that we would get some sunset shots to finish of our day. Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy so the sunrise was hidden but it was a good opportunity to explore and play around with some slow shutter speeds as well.
We visited Tanah Lot again when we went to Bali in November 2017. The sunrise was a bit more impressive but its a lovely place to visit and we whiled away some time having a drink and watching the world go by before the sun went down.