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We passed flat plains with villages, and in between amazingly steep forays into the mountains above sandy white beaches. Today was a day of swimming, hello mister villages and a spectacular lunch in a little village.

Sunset

Sunset

We were stopped near a sandy white beach for photos, and then invited back to the village. After a quick swim, we found ourselves dining on cooked jackfruit, pumpkin in coconut milk and sardines. Very ‘enak’ (delicious).

A little swim

A little swim

Amazing lunch

Amazing lunch

Our friends

Our friends

The windy road

The windy road

Morning view

Morning view

We’re staying in a little house next to a beautiful beach – still waters reflecting the orange sunset rays. Coming out of the water is a feast for the mosquitos and sandflies. We were chased under the mosquito net where we are safe.. ☺


What a spectacular place. White sandy beaches with clear, blue, cool water. Fisherman villages with houses on stilts. Amazing views at every turn. Hello misters abound. We swam, snorkelled, ate fresh coconut, picked and ate fresh cloves, and we all changed our brake pads – the steep, muddy, rocky piste did it. Sulawesi.

Our idyllic beach

Our idyllic beach

Sulawesi beach

Sulawesi beach


‘Terrorists.’
Our host mimed pointing a rifle at us.
‘They’re in the mountains, and along the other coast.’
Our road is OK. All roads crossing to the other side are out of bounds, as is the main road on the other side of the peninsula. It’s hard to believe – this place is so tranquil and the people are so lovely.

Here are some photos. No more words to describe cycling in paradise.

Mountain reflection

Mountain reflection

Boy in Sulawesi

Boy in Sulawesi

Steep rocky road

Steep rocky road

Steep rocky road

Steep rocky road

Bay

Bay

Our friends

Our friends