Our target today is to arrive at Sape Port to catch the ferry crossing to Labuan Bajo. Asphalt roads on the island of Sumbawa are very long, as you can see on the map, the distance between ports that we have to travel is 387 km.
New friends, Comrades Reno and Fiar who both work at the Public Works and Spatial Planning Office of West Nusa Tenggara.
Both of them are active in social activities with the community in Sumbawa Besar. They really like their current job because they are close to the community and like to share positive things through their work.
We stopped by to meet a friend who was at the port of Sape, Mr. Citra. For the past 2 years, he has often helped us provide information regarding the crossing schedule from Sape to Waingapu if we travel overland by car. But this time the destination to Waingapu is not operating.
The schedule for crossing Sape to Bajo is every day at 10 pm. While waiting for the ship to dock we said goodbye to visit other friends in Sape.
Mrs. Erna and Mr. Surya, they invited us to rest at their homebase at Villa Lariti to bathe, eat and relax for a moment on the hill of Sape harbor.
Mr. Surya is a retired PUPR employee in the NTB province. In the field of drilling and detecting springs, he is an expert. We talked about our activities in East Sumba and the problem of access to clean water there. He gave several suggestions for collaboration between provinces in Eastern Indonesia. Hearing what happened in Sumba, he was moved to want to be involved in activities with us.
Other friends who were also visiting there at the time, some who work as dentists and entrepreneurs were also enthusiastic to offer the help we needed. Until it arrived at 7 pm we also had to return to the port to queue to enter the ferry.