Posts Tagged ‘Mamuju’


Kids looked in the doors and in the windows. In the rumah makan (restaurant) were had some space eating, but they were never far away, ready to play zombie and giggle. I think I’ll miss the attention in Australia. It’s fun being a celebrity. ☺

'Hello mister' through the mosquito net

‘Hello mister’ through the mosquito net

Today was long and straight, along the coast, moderately flat. Head down and on – 107km each day, and we can make it to Makassar.

The coastal road

The coastal road


We saw a lot of flat Sulawesi today – as flat as a pancake. The flatness was beautiful, from our perch atop the only ridge of hills. We had many such views as the road followed the ridge of hills – up and down and, yes, up again. All a bit much for Will who I think suffered from the heat. As well as flat, Sulawesi is hot.

View over the plains

View over the plains

It was time for a swim today in the bath-warm water. I can never get over how the palm trees just stand there, naturally, on the beach. They don’t know how exotic they are, those palm trees. The 20 kids that watched us get undressed also didn’t realise how exotic the palm trees were. The white tourists were much more exotic and needed to be watched.

The beach

The beach

The road became a bit flatter after lunch, and I couldn’t help myself – I had to sprint, and I scooted along to clock up my 33000km in a blur of adrenaline, listening to Infected Mushroom.

33000km

33000km

Don’t tell Clement, but Will and I are staying in a hotel in a big town. We also went to a western style café and had Italian food. And, it was delicious! ☺