On Wednesday we went on a tour from Lewoleba to the whaling village of Lamalera on the south coast of Lembata Island. It was a long drive over very rough roads but was interesting. Always fun to see the hinterland rather than only the coast.
The scenery along the way was spectacular, and the variety of vegetation remarkable. We saw coffee, cocoa, rice, tapioca, breadfruit, yams, beans, tomatoes, cashews and other crops. We also saw teak and kapok trees. The landscape varied from rainforest to dry, scrubby country.
|Approaching the south coast|
|Curing the whale meat|
|Lots of whale meat!|
|The village foreshore|