I drank electrolyte-d water through the noisy night and woke up feeling a bit rough, but okay enough to face the day. Time went slowly but continued to be filled with interesting sights as I rode from Dompu to Empang: troupes of monkeys, colourful seaside villages, careless goats, and a mob of horses being herded at speed down the road by a man on a scooter. For a couple of hours I played leapfrog with a travelling salesman wrestling with a precariously-stacked scooter. I had my best value meal yet from a random warung in a small village. Absolutely delicious, filling and somehow only 10,000r (AU$1). It included fried chicken straight out of the pan. I stopped riding at about 10.30am to take refuge from the heat under a roadside tree. I started again about 1pm, which is still a very hot time of day, but I had some distance to cover if I was to find a roof for the night. I am getting sweat rash from being constantly soaked by sweat and rain, and I have a huge blister in my groin.
|Distance ridden today||93.76km|
|Average cycling speed||16.3kph|
|Total distance ridden||9,819km|