Bike-Ride to Australia 27th-February-2012

Bike-Ride to Australia Monday 27th-February-2012. Butngatangung to Ketaun. 75 miles. I think it might have been better to have camped last night! Well, not really, because it’s always nice to stay with a family. But I wasn’t so keen on the sleeping arrangements! I slept on the floor in the same room as the man! Lovely! And got ravaged by mosquitoes! Before the man and I retired to bed! He’d given me some mosquito repellent to put on. Repellent, I got bitten more last night than I have in my whole time in Indonesia! I was reminded of what that idiot American had said to me in Bangladesh. “why would you want to go to a mosquito-infested island!” He was wrong. The people and scenery far outway one night of mossies!

People by fence
My hosts from last night

I thanked the family this morning (the sister in law had also come back!) and set off on my way. I was keen to move before they bought the vicar out to officiate over our wedding!

Not A Good Day

There’s not much to say about today. I’ve not enjoyed myself! It’s the sort of day that I really don’t like. It’s been short steep hills all day. Some of them are so ridiculously steep you’d have trouble walking up them! I think it’s more of the same tomorrow, that’s something to look forward to, not!

The only good thing about today has been the happy people, who always smile and say hello, mister. I think that’s the only English phrase a lot of them know. I asked one of the locals this afternoon if there was a hotel up ahead? Yes, sir, about thirty minutes. How many kilometres? 300!! That was useful!

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