After finding turtle eggs for sale at the local markets I asked where the seller had taken them from and he pointed out a local beach found at Pulau Baai in Bengkulu here. I decided that afternoon I would go and take a look and see if I could locate the nesting grounds and possibly talk to the locals around the area and see what I could find.
To get to the beaches at the end of the bay you have to travel through multitudes of coal stock piles where ships are loaded with coal to transfer over seas. It’s the filthiest and dirtiest ride you can take and a real shame because the pristine sands at the end of the bay are stunning and would make for a nice day trip for the locals if not needed to ride through the thick layers of coal dust on the ground and in the air.
I was amazed at the location and will be going back to spend more time and hopefully to finally locate the turtle nesting grounds, which I did not find yet.