Day 395. 83km. Borong – Bajawa

Posted: June 20, 2016 in Cycling, Indonesia
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‘Ini mandi atau keringat?’ (Have you had a shower or is that sweat?)
It was sweat. The ascent was long and I was wet. An ascent along a road that wound around and around and up and up, passing through forests, overlooking a massive volcano, and past another naked guy walking along minding his own business.

The volcano

The volcano

I left from the paddies at sea-level, climbed to 500m, and then dropped to sea-level for a swim.

The rice paddy out the front door

The rice paddy out the front door

Midday swim

Midday swim

And then it was a climb to 1300m, up and up and up. Motivated by a conversation with Will, and a recommended hotel in Bajawa, I felt the peaceful bed beckoning. An evening alone is nice for the hermit Matthew. ☺

On the way up again

On the way up again

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