Writing this at 0500. It seems to be the best time of day for internet speed. Had a very quiet night.
Had a huge day yesterday. Up before the sun for a look at the mountain in that nice soft light that happens before the sun breaks through. Breakfast of strong sweet black Timor coffee and bread rolls then back down the mountain to Dili to collect my passport with a shiny new visa for Indonesia. Postie Bike (PB) much prefers downhill to uphill.
Now camped in complete solitude on a beach about 85klm east of Dili. Do believe I'll break out the fishing gear in the morning.
Managed to overlook shopping in my rush to get out of Dili so its bananas and water for dinner, same as lunch. Makes for a cheap day $3 plus $10 for fuel.
First view of the mountain
Strong winds in the morning created dramatic rapidly changing cloud formations
Heading back down the mountain with PB
Stopped in at the Fire Station in Aileu, retired Firefighters can't resist fire stations. Was made very welcome by the crew.