New road, south west coast of Lombok.

merantau

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A beautiful new road has been laid in SW Lombok. It runs from nowhere to nowhere basically and I am totally amazed that it has been done. It runs from Mekaki Beach to Slodong, a hamlet about 30 km away. Before this it was only possible to reach Mekaki by motorcycle over a very challenging steep up and down track - very narrow and treacherous in places. The area was heavily overgrown so you only got to see the coast a couple of times but the views were worth it.
Now, except for the last 5 km before Slodong, the road is new tarmac. The views are magnificent but the challenge has disappeared. I'm glad I got to travel the old track three times over the years. Photos following.
 

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Nice shots thank you, that beach looks amazing.
 

merantau

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Hi Steve - great photos as always! See you in 2019
Hi Steve - great photos as always! See you in 2019
Hi Steve - great photos as always! See you in 2019
Look forward to it Colin. We expect to be back early April and leave again in September. Got a couple of mates coming over in July. They want to head east for a couple of weeks. How about you? Feel like heading over again? Keep in touch.
 

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Can you send a map of how to get onto this place. Google maps are a little vaige.
Looks good.
 

merantau

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Hey Rick. Yes will see what I can do. Have you got "MapsMe"? It's free and once you've downloaded it it doesn't use data. You can download it province by province. Give me a day or two. I think I'll print a copy of the map, mark the route, photo it then upload it for you here. Are you in Lombok or heading that way? I am in Oz at the mo. We will be back in Kuta at start of April.
Cheers
Steve
 

merantau

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Hey Rick. Yes will see what I can do. Have you got "MapsMe"? It's free and once you've downloaded it it doesn't use data. You can download it province by province. Give me a day or two. I think I'll print a copy of the map, mark the route, photo it then upload it for you here. Are you in Lombok or heading that way? I am in Oz at the mo. We will be back in Kuta at start of April.
Cheers
Steve
Here is the route from Kuta to Mekaki Bay along the new road.

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