Berjuang untuk Pulang.

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Pulau Breuh merupakan pulau di ujung barat Indonesia. Bahkan lebih kebarat dari Pulau Weh, tempat titik nol kilometer berada. Ini adalah catatan kecil saya mengenai ketegangan diperjalanan menuju pulang. Tak ada yang pasti dalam suatu perjalanan. Kecuali satu kata, pulang.

Suatu ketika, di lautan paling ujung barat Indonesia. Tiba-tiba terdengar bunyi “Krak” yang keras dari mesin perahu sewaan kami. Bunyi keras itu diikuti kesunyian. Mesin perahu sewaan kami mati!

Setelah ditinggal kapal penumpang dari Pulau Breuh yang menuju Banda Aceh, kami putuskan untuk menyewa perahu nelayan. Karena saya harus mengejar pesawat untuk pulang ke Jakarta sore itu. Namun perahu sewaan kami pun bernasib malang. Mesin mati ditengah jalan.

Nahkoda pun membuang sauhnya agar perahu tak terseret arus. Seolah nasib buruk masih enggan untuk menjauh dari kami. Setelah sauh dilempar dan tali sudah habis, ternyata sauh belum mencapai dasar laut.

Terombang-ambing di laut yang dasarnya tak terjangkau. Arus cukup kuat yang membuat perahu kami berguncang hebat. Tiba-tiba saya mual. Pikiran buruk pun serta-merta memenuhi otak.

Sambil tetap menenangkan pikiran, saya melirik ransel. Untung sebelum berangkat saya sempat memenuhi botol minum dengan air. Paling tidak, jika harus lama menunggu bantuan datang kami punya air minum untuk bertahan.

Ketika pak nahkoda menyambung tali sauh, anak buahnya memeriksa mesin kapal. Ternyata mesin kapal sudah rusak parah. Badan mesin pun sudah dipenuhi karat. Tak ada pilihan lain. Pak nahkoda pun segera mengeluarkan ponselnya dan menelepon kawannya untuk mendapatkan bantuan.

Konfirmasi terdengar dari speaker ponsel pak nahkoda. Seorang kawannya akan menyusul kami dengan membawa perahu dari pulau Breueh. Mendengar hal tersebut ada sedikit kelegaan. Namun itu berarti kami harus menunggu lebih satu jam untuk mendapat bantuan. Karena kami sudah berlayar cukup jauh dari Pulau Breueh.

Sambil menunggu bantuan datang, kami mengibarkan plastik terpal berwarna hitam yang disulap menjadi bendera. Katanya itu tanda meminta bantuan. Selain itu aku juga melambaikan tangan dan teriak meminta bantuan pada kapal-kapal yang melintas. Namun semua kapal terlalu jauh untuk dapat mendengar teriakan kami.

Setengah jam berlalu, akhirnya ada kapal nelayan yang melintas. Cukup dekat sehingga dapat mendengar teriakan kami. Secepatnya kami memindahkan tas, barang bawaan dan sepeda kami begitu perahu tersebut merapat.

Sesaat setelah pindah perahu, seluruh isi perut saya mendesak keluar. Saya muntah. Namun seluruh pikiran buruk ikut keluar bersama isi perut. Sisa perjalanan terasa lebih ringan.

Hembusan napas panjang baru terlepas lega setelah kami merapat di Banda Aceh. Pelabuhan Lampulo tepatnya.

Perjalanan pulang ini mengingatkan sebaris kalimat dari seorang sahabat : “Pelaut tangguh lahir dari ombak besar.”

Disclaimer : 

Foto diatas adalah saya bersama bapak nelayan yang menyelamatkan kami dari perahu yang rusak. Foto diambil oleh Dika

Catatan lengkap mengenai perjalanan kami di Pulau Breuh juga ditulis oleh Citra Rahman, disini. Dan oleh Dika, disini.

Sanghiang – An Abandoned Island

Sanghiang Island can be reached about one hour from Anyer, Banten, by small boat. It is and island that have so many beautiful spot and places. Once, a private company will build  a villa and resort in this island. However, due to the reason unknown, the project has  been stopped. And now the building of the resort are abandoned.

I went to this island on May 2012 with another 14 friends of mine. we start the voyage from Anyer in the beautiful Saturday morning. We woke up before the dawn, and after prepared our stuff we start to walk to the dock where the boat is waiting for us. And the journey begin…

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Sunrise at the dock

After one hour, we finally arrived at the Sanghiang Island. First, we will explore the abandoned resort and view tower. The view tower is located not far from the villa, but to reach the tower we should walk and climb a stair for about 1 km. From this view tower, we can see all over the island and its beauty.

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Abandoned Building
(pic from cumilebay.blogspot.com)
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View Tower from afar
(pic from cumilebay.blogspot.com)

After midday, we get down from the view tower and back to the boat. It’s snorkle time… 😀

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View from the view tower

While go to the snorkling spot, we having lunch at the boat. No matter what the lunch menu, everything tasted delicious because we ate lunch at the most beautiful pantry in the world. 😀

Lunch.. Lunch..
Lunch.. Lunch..

Beside the beauty of the island itself, the underwater view around this island is stunning. There is so many snorkle spot that available in this island such as Tanjung Bajo, Muara Kedongdong and many more. The coral, fish and the view is stunning. Even we can found Clown Fish (nemo) easily. For the detail underwater photos, please click here.

Now time to take some rest after tracking and snorkling all day. We all stayed at the house in the local village. This village is located in the other side of the island. To reach this village we should through a huge swamp that filled with mangrove.

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On the way to the village

This village is very traitional. There is no electricity in this village. Thus, all the villagers bought a diesel to provide electric to their house. Also, there is no toilet in the house where we stayed. So, for doing our nature call we should go to the nearest mosque, the only building that have a toilet 😀

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The village
(pic from cumilebay.blogspot.com)

In the next day, we tracked around the island to the Lawar Cave. This cave is located about 4km from the village. The Lawar cave is filled with the water because the another end of this cave is on the sea. Also, this cave is the hive of thousands of bat, that’s why this cave called Lawar (lawar means “bat” in local language).

Goa Lawar
Goa Lawar
Me.. On the way to Pasir Panjang
Me.. On the way to Pasir Panjang

From Lawar cave, we continue to the Pasir Panjang beach. This beach is not far from the Lawar Cave. The beach is so beatiful with the white and soft sands, blue water, and a huge wave. All of this beauty framed by the hill and big trees.

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Pasir Panjang

The beauty of this beach also make some couples to take prewedding photo shot. And makes me jealous till death -____-

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From Pasir Panjang, we should get back to the village, and packed our stuff to get back to Anyer. The holiday is over but the journey is still running.

Special thanks to mas Adi, and all team. 😀

All Team
All Team

Keep on your steps to the endless road. – JollieFemme ^^