The local fisherman putting the boat away for the day
We spent our first two nights in Bali at Jimbaran Bay in the southern peninsula, not too far from the airport. It's nice to have a few days at the beach to relax a little bit, although a day or two is more than enough for me; 2-3 hours under an umbrella at the beach is enough for me for an entire trip, I'm just not a huge beach person. I like Jimbaran mainly for the seafood warungs. On our first trip, we mostly ate at the southern most warungs, near the Intercontinental and Four Seasons. This year, our hotel was right next to the middle warungs, which we tried. It could have just been more peak season (July), but I thought the seafood was better at the southern warungs a few years ago. Nevertheless, we had a delicious lunch right on the beach; freshly caught prawns and whole snapper grilled on the spot in the signature lime chili marinade, served with sambal, garlic, and my favorite chili, ginger, scallion, vinegar dipping sauce, and a cold Bintang beer.