Nath still didn't feel 100% this morning but he managed breakfast and kept it down so that was a start. He decided he felt well enough to go to the water park so we headed off there for the day. There were 3 big slides shut as they were knocking them down and building 4 new bigger ones so we got 20% off the ticket price. The new ones were suppose to be built by the first quarter of 2015, so any time now, but they hadn't even really begun! Just like the hotel next door that said open April 2015 and they hadn't even finished the foundations! Sounds like good time keeping!
The rides at the park were all really good and we went on all of them. There was only around 7 slides but they were all pretty big ones. There was Constrictor- The longest waterslide in the world- 1/4 Kilometre. The green vipers- most innovative fibre glass in the industry-19,62 meter start point. Pipeline- 20 meters high, directly above the Climax slide,10-13 seconds, experiencing 3.5 gravitational forces. Super Bowl- double rubber dingy ride through dark tube then come out into swirling big bowl before dropping through the last slide. The Python- one of my favourite ones- facing each other in rubber dingy one of you going down backwards through darkness, big drop in the slide too. Boomerang- in double dingy and drop 20 meters down the slide and shoot back up the other side, coming back down the slide backwards- looks just like a half pipe. Another of my favourites as has a near vertical drop so it's scary but it's also really funny too- takes 5 seconds and goes 70kph. Finally the Climax- the scariest ride at the park- 16 metres high, 7 seconds, 70kph and 2.5 G‐force of speed. The last thing they had at the park was a lazy river which we went around a couple of times relaxing or racing in our rubber dingy.
We picked up the courage to go on the Climax, which I really regretted once I got to the top. The biggest one was a near vertical tube slide that goes back up and loops around after the drop. You had to get into a cylinder pod and stand on a big X on the floor, cross your arm and legs and then the cylinder door closes. The guy turns a key, you hear 3,2,1 and the floor disappears from beneath you! I got into the pod and remember thinking oh my god why did I do this? So glad we did though! It was brilliant- loved it! I enjoyed it- even though it was really scary, it was really thrilling!
We spent the full day at the park, had lunch there, went on most rides twice or more- just not the two big ones! It may have been thrilling, but not enough to get us back up! We had a really good day! Nath wasn't sick or didn't feel bad until the end of the day when we both felt pretty sick! The rides don't exactly help with that! Everything at the park was done electronically so you never had to carry anything with you but your wristbands. Your locker was an electronic wristband, you had to preload money on to another wristband to buy anything like food, drink, lockers, towels, pictures. There were people around the park taking photos on the slides who then scanned a different wristband for you so that at the end of the day when you looked at your photos, it just brought up the ones of you. It was a really good idea! We bought a hilarious picture too! We had really good weather all day at the park which was a bonus! It was the best we had in Kuta and it was mainly sunny all day which seemed rare at this time. Only us would come to a beach destination in rainy season!
Nath started to feel bad again on the way home and as soon as we walked through the door he was sick! We relaxed at the hotel for a while, got ready and booked the boat to Gili Air, one of the three Gili Islands (other islands in Indonesia). We were originally going to book the boat through hotel for a good cheap price but after doing some research on the company we quickly changed our mind! We found BlueWater Express which are a British owned company and had really good reviews but were nearly double the price. We decided we would rather pay the money for a safer boat! We then booked our hotel too for £37 for 3 nights.
When Nath felt a bit better we went out down Legian street for some food and found a restaurant with a band singing who were okay. We had planned on going out to bars and clubs tonight and seeing what Kuta's nightlife was like but Nath still didn't feel too well after food and I had two beers and couldn't be bothered. We both didn't really feel up to it or didn't feel that we were really missing out on anything as it just seemed like a normal holiday nightlife place. I think it's our old age- we are getting too old for it now!!