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Bali to Lombok

Crossing the Wallace Line

rain 25 °C
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As predicted it did rain on Bali. In fact it rained quite a bit the first day and using smart phones as gps was no the way forward but luckily we found pockets of sunshine along the way on the first day. We had a little ride around inside the Mount Batur crater before heading out to the east coast from where we would get the ferry across the Lombok Strait the next day. The bikes worked well and apart form getting separated at one mountain crossroad we had done well on the first day, but everyone was soaking wet when we got to the hotel in Padang Bai.

Mount Batur

As we got up to get the ferry across to Lombok our riding gear was still wet, but it looked like we'd get some sunshine on the crossing and hopefully we'd get an opportunity to dry our stuff. Getting aboard the ferry was no problem, all paperwork was approved and so we set out to cross the famous Wallace Line between Bali and Lombok. It was a long ferry crossing and there was a warm breeze so we could dry our clothes. The food and drink selection was limited and in hindsight we should have stocked up before leaving, but we made it across to the other side and headed for a little guesthouse on the southern tip of Lombok.

Wet bikes and riders at Padang Bai

Drying out while crossing the Wallace Line

We passed at wedding procession on our way from the ferry to the guesthouse and it felt like some kind of village carnival where everyone was welcome. We didn't stick around through as it was getting dark and we were hungry and just wanted to sit down and enjoy our dinner before heading up towards Mount Rinjani the next day.

Posted by AdventureRiders 05:46 Archived in Indonesia Tagged bali crossing ferry lombok amed batur wallace_line padang_bai lombok_strait dirt_bike_lombok

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