We had a very relaxing day doing nothing, not many pictures at all. It did mean we are actually planned over a week ahead now, which is very unusual for us.
It did rain very heavily around 3:30 pm but we just watched it bounce off the road from the dry of a small restaurant.
Hoping for a decent sunset we even sat a while on the “sunset terrace” of the hotel, it was too cloudy and the sun vanished without giving a nice display. We could see the hornbills being fed on the road below.
The last day in January started very cloudy for a change as we set off. This time we are cycling the northern road which means we have been a full circuit of the island.
After some ups and downs we cycled in to the small village of Teluk Delam before a proper climb up with some very steep sections, we would guess 16 or 17%, needless to say there was pushing involved.
The road was virtually empty, only a few scooters passing us.
After 7 kilometres or so we arrived at the pier and got straight on to a ferry which departed 15 minutes later, perfect timing. Next stop Lumut where flatness took over as we cycled out of town towards Sitiawan. The road was a dual carriageway and has a wide shoulder for scooters, and us of course.
Again as yesterday there was a downpour of rain but luckily we were shopping in Tesco so only got a bit damp.
Not much further on we booked into the Hotel Sitiawan, again a clean good size room but no luxuries here followed by a chinese meal.
The Strava route today.