The calm sea of Teluk Kumbar 4 days after the tsunami.
At the Teluk Kumbar fishing village, the sea suddenly retreated. And then it came back rushing ferociously and unceasingly up the beach. There was no time to think but react on the most basic human instinct of fight or flight. She chose flight, with the angry advancing sea in hot pursuit behind her. It overtook her in no time. The debris and silt that got washed up by the waves made the escape treacherous and difficult. She ran into her house which was barely 50 meters from the shoreline at the highest tide. Sea water gushed into the house inundating anything and everything that was on its way. Fortunately the front wall of her house weakened the force of the waves. She escaped with no injury.