Last Day of Galungan

Arriving last night at Mimpi Menjangen resort at the northern tip of Bali, we boarded boats for a 45 minute ride to Menjangen island to celebrate the final day of Galungan.  Greeted upon arrival with a tropical downpour, we enjoyed the drenching and then proceeded up to a ceremonial area of the National Park area of Bali. We prayed at a Quan Yin Temple and a second Wishnu temple, where a rearing horse greeting us as we entered.  The Quan Yin temple was especially powerful to many of us, her presence of the compassionate heart shining forth. We arrived mid morning to precede the crowds of people coming on this special day, signifying the last, 10th day of Galugan.  Beautiful Balinese families joined us with large offerings of flowers, fruit, money and food and prayers at each of the temples.

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Motoring across the strait to the island Menjangen

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Peggy and our guides in their boat.

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Downpour upon arrival

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Drenched and happy

Climbing from shoreline to the temple area, two seahorses greet us at the entrance.

Climbing from shoreline to the temple area, two seahorses greet us at the entrance.

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Proceding to the first temple

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Beautiful Quan Yin Temple

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Deer are famous on the island for swimming over from Java. They are friendly and elegant. This one was entranced by a family of small children happily coming out of a temple

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