Day 409. 32km. Dili – Hera

Posted: July 6, 2016 in Cycling, Timor Leste
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‘How about this race here?’ I asked, pointing to the trophy on the desk. ‘The Darwin to Dili yacht rally? When is that?’
Cargo boats don’t allow passengers to Australia. I saw the trophy on the desk in the hotel reception and asked about the rally – it appeared it might be just great for us.
‘They will be arriving around the 11th of July, some returning to Darwin a few days later.’
We spent the day phoning around, making plans, and then leaving the expensive Dili to a beautiful village on the coast.

The road out of Dili

The road out of Dili

We left our lovely friends in the morning, and after circuiting around Dili a few times – a rather uninspiring town – we cycling along an amazing coastal road in the soft evening light. Our goal is the furthest point east on Timor island, and the closest place to Australia. Then we’ll return to Dili to see what the universe may provide for us.

Our friends in Dili

Our friends in Dili

The road out of Dili

The road out of Dili

The road out of Dili

The road out of Dili

  1. AndrewGills says:

    Does it feel strange after all this time to be just one transit away from Australia? Are you excited or sad about it?

    • The end is approaching and I’m unsure what happens next. I will make sure it is great. My end goal of the trip is Adelaide so there’s still a way to go yet.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful scenery. Wishing you luck on the transportation!

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