It was great out, before the sun got up too high. Lots of locals out for their morning exercise
We went for a great walk yesterday. We decided to leave early, because of the high temps and humidity, and knowing that we’d be doing some climbing. As always with a little one though, plans to get out the door in a hurry don’t always work out. We managed to leave home by about 8, and the temperature would have been a balmy 27°, with about 387% humidity from the downpour the night before.
It took us about 30 minutes to get to the start of the hike, by which time I was already drenched in sweat. Ubud is a pretty amazing area, made up of a whole heap of ridges that I guess have been formed over the years from volcanic eruptions. Between the ridges are v deep gorges, while the tops of the ridges are progressively being developed.
Only a few minutes after starting the climb, it already feels like you’re out in Farn land, walking between rice fields. There are some great views to be had back down the valley, and on either side of the ridge.
You can see the track on strava below (some of that towards the end was by taxi) – it’s hard work climbing a steep hill with an extra 13kg of person on my back. The backpack we borrowed is coming in v handy though!
The people next door have turned off their super bright night sun led lights. I thought we go camping to get away from the bright lights… and generators… And I guess you could say mobile phones and websites. Oh the irony.
10 minutes later I can still hear the dozen or so people in the river a long way downstream… I asked how drunk they were. They replied “we’re thirteen”. I’m pretty sure they weren’t thirteen…
People swimming past the campsite in the Acheron river at 11:20pm. Sounds like it’s cold!!
Ladies coming around the bottom corner near the Portarlington Pier – video doesn’t do justice to just how fast they were going, and the steepness of the hill (apologies for the audio… it’s a free track from youtube’s collection…)
Men screaming up the hill from the pier towards the main street – I couldn’t believe the speed at which they came up the hill!