Within 50 minutes of takeoff, the flat, barren shore of the island continent appeared below, stretched out below us like … Continue reading EPILOGUE: 27th May – 2nd July.
Trish and Sean were already out at the airport when we arrived and we all waited in line for about … Continue reading WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY – RETURN TO THE FATAL SHORE.
Our flight to Kupang was scheduled to depart at 11:30 but at 9:30 a staff member from Merpati rang and … Continue reading TUESDAY, 26 MAY – FLIGHT OVER WATER.
Sean, Thierry and I made an early start to climb up to the summit of Keli Mutu¹ in time for … Continue reading MONDAY, 25 MAY – KELI MUTU, THE LAST ADVENTURE.
We left the Losman Iklas at 8:30 and trudged down to the bus station where a truck was just about … Continue reading 24/5/92
The bus to Ende picked us up right on time then, or course, spent the next hour cruising the streets … Continue reading SATURDAY, 23 MAY – BAJAWA TO ENDE
“Breakfast” at the Asia Wisata consisted of stale doughnuts and lukewarm coffee, a bit of a variation on the usual … Continue reading FRIDAY, 22 MAY – RUTENG TO BAJEWA
All the buses to Ruteng were booked by people going on the hajj to Mecca, but there was a passenger … Continue reading 21/5/92
Wednesday 20th of May the isle of dragons. After breakfast we all went ashore and waited at the Ranger Station … Continue reading WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY – ISLE OF DRAGONS.
As we drank our early morning coffee at 6 am, the flocks of fruit bats were returning from Flores: croaking … Continue reading 19/5/92