Continued from On to Tanoh Abee... so what exist over there?
Despite spending some time at Tanoh Abee, despite leaving there sometime after 6.30 pm then having to rush back 42 km through a non-highway road to Banda Aceh then another 15 km to go to its west, we managed to arrive at our next destination, the beach of Lampuuk in time.
For the record, Lampuuk is the beach facing the Indian Ocean which is closest to Banda Aceh.
Its location facing the ocean near the northernmost tip of the island of Sumatera made it one of the closest open area to the underwater earthquake epicentre of the tsunami attack of 26th December 2004. Thus the beach of Lampuuk was totally devastated and destroyed. Now, just look at its beauty 4 years after the mishap...
Why, I couldn't help changing into shorts and taking a dip in the ocean myself. But no pictures of me doing that ya...
Anyway, this is as close to a superb sunset we could catch. While we had all the time, at least 15 minutes to watch the sun sets before it disappears into the horizon, it seemed like the sky had other plans. Patches of cloud blocked what could have a been a very interesting sight as I've been told this is where we could get the best sunset anywhere near Banda Aceh if not the whole of Aceh. Never mind, the view was good enough. With that you could say the day's activity for me was done. Except for a visit to the nearby mosque which became the only building to survive the tsunami for miles around, a mosque which I will feature in the blogspot SENI LAMA MELAYU (MALAY OLDEN ART)