The first days I’m testing the set-up of my experiment, I’m snorkeling 4 hours a day to check out the seagrass and the turtles here (also found dugong grazing trails!), and I’m talking to officials here and setting up logistics at this island. The 21th of May my supervisors and students are arriving so I will travel back to Balikpapan to pick them up and do some measurements at Balikpapan bay.
At this moment I’m staying at Derawan Beach Cafe. It’s a convenient place with very kind people, good food (with vegetables, and nasi goreng as breakfast) 24hrs power, airco and a toilet to sit on. The only question is if I can stay here until september because the 300.000rp per night.