Trip to Nias

Fui buscar 3 surfistas do team lightning bolt ao aeroporto de Medan logo começaram os problemas: não havia pranchas. Era a primeira vez que os via e por azar tinha acabado de perder o pivot da frente nas ondas de Bawa. Um azar nunca vem só e os aviões para Nias, onde tinhamos de estar em 24 horas esgotaram devido a um feriado local. Lá consegui arranjar um carro com condutor e ar condicionado e pusemo-nos à estrada a caminho de Sibolga que fica a uns trezentos kilometros Sumatrenses na esperança de apanhar o ferry para Nias, como de resto se fazia nos antigamentes. Levamos 9 horas so paramos 10 minutos para comer e 10 segundos para mijar, pelo caminho ainda tivemos de oferecer 100 dolares ao comandante do barco para esperar por nós 45 minutos… As pranchas lá chegaram a Medan e foram enviadas para Nias de Avião e no dia seguinte partimos para as Telos. O que era para ser um voo de 45 minutos tornou-se numa aventura de mais de 24 horas.

I went to the airport to pick up 3 surfers from the lightning bolt team. It was the first time I met them and I had my front tooth missing, it got lost in Bawa. Their boards got lost too… The next day we had to be in Nias to catch our boat to Tello and the airplanes soldout. I arranged a van with aircon and a driver and off we went to Sibolga (300 sumartrean km) to try and catch the ferry in time. It tooks us 9 hours, we only stoped 10 minutes to eat and 10 seconds to take a leak, meanwhile we had to talk to the captain of the ferry to wait for us, we gave him 100 dollares… Eventually the boards got there the next day by plane and so did we, off to Tello we went. What was suposed to be just a 45 minute flight turned into a 24 hour adventure.

“Os obstaculos do caminho são o caminho.” Sun Tzu

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