Fish and reggae – a great combination

We went to watch ‘Ulu Roots’ play reggae on one of Bali’s best beaches.

To get to Labuan Sait/Padang Padang Beach Cafe you have to walk down many narrow stairs cut right into the cliff.

At some points it’s so narrow that you have to wait for the people to walk past you on their way up, before you can continue, single file, on your way down to the sandy cove.

Quite how they manouvered all the band’s equipment, drum kit, amplifiers etc., down there let alone all the tables and chairs, I don’t know.  It would have taken a lot of effort… but then they do this every Saturday nowadays, so they must be used to it by now.

We got there earlier in the afternoon and watched the surfers until the sun set… and what a sunset it was, even though there were some clouds, the colours really shone through.

Me in Silhouette

Me in Silhouette

We ordered bbq fish and prawns – fresh and delicious and ate on the beach with a candle on the table.

By the time the band came on all the chairs were taken and so people were chilling out on the sand drinking cold Bintang.

The band were great and their music sounded extra good because of the natural acoustics – surrounded on 3 sides by cliffs with ocean waves on the other side.

He deserved a beer after the jam session

He deserved a beer after the jam session

Yaniq jammed with the band, and with Fredi Marley who sang a few numbers too.

Yaniq giving offerings at the temple by the beach - see the steps behind him

Yaniq giving offerings at the temple by the beach – see the steps down behind him

Although Yaniq had been to this beach a number of times before, this time he had brought offerings – as he explained… it’s like asking permission, or saying thanks, for being there… and not just for the temple but also for the tree and the beach itself as well.

And he wasn’t the first or only one to do this.

He is not the first to place offerings to the tree

He is not the first to place offerings to the tree

What a great day and night, in fact a fab weekend…

An offering, incense sticks and a flower in his hand, as the sun was setting...

An offering to the beach, incense sticks and a flower in his hand, as the sun set

Hmmm, tasty sunset!
Hmmm, nice sunset!

Here are some more pictures:

Playing on the sand

Playing on the sand

Yaniq jamming with Ulu Roots

Yaniq jamming with Ulu Roots

Fredi Marley at Padang Padang Beach Cafe

Fredi Marley at Padang Padang Beach Cafe

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

     /  25/10/2013

    See at bali

    Reply
  2. Yunik Hernita

     /  15/12/2012

    We hope you come back to Padang-Padang Beach Cafe. Enjoy our food and reggae 😀

    Reply
    • Thank you Yunik, next time we are in the south of Bali we will be sure to go to Padang-Padang Beach Cafe again. Cheers

      Reply
      • Yunik Hernita

         /  26/12/2012

        Cheers 😀
        But now we are closed, caused the weather conditions. Sometime rain, sometime sunny. We will back in February. I wish it 🙂

        Reply
  3. shanemac

     /  05/09/2012

    Great photos and story, Julie. Thanks for sharing them.

    Reply

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