I've been going around these Islands with the same taxi boat for two days. The guy doesn't speak a word of English and I don't speak a word of Bahasa — we've worked out a system where I gesture and he nods, it's basic but it works. When we approached this island, from afar, it appeared as if there was a beach on the other side so I gestured him to go around.
I found the spot so I tried to tell him that he could leave and come back in a few hours... it didn't work. After two hours of silence (on nearly my 3rd day without having a conversation with another human) I got carried away and ignored the small fact that he didn't understand me. I went on and on about how awesome it was that we could be alone in such a beautiful place. Also explained my 27h commute to work once back on the main island, among other topics — it hasn't been easy but I think Wilson and I are striking up a friendship.
There are no foreign tourists on this #island - which is great. The only downside of that is poor transport. I waited 60min for a taxi and when it finally arrived, the #sunset was too good to miss. I asked him to wait and he pointed at the meter. "Sure, no problem, keep it running".
An hour later, he had drove to get me a beer and the meter was still at £6