Nobody goes up to the Kelimutu crater lakes for sunset. But I didn’t let that stop me. I figured I’d drive up, and see what I could see.
When I got to the gate, a ranger informed me the park would close soon at 6 pm. Why so early? I explained that I wanted to photograph the sunset. He let me in, and said to be out by 6:30.
When I got to the viewpoint, there was a big group of Indonesians. There were also soldiers in impressive uniforms standing guard.
One of the visitors approached me and asked if he could have his picture with me. He explained that they were Indonesian Navy SEALS with their families. Even at this most famous of sites, I was still an attraction.
It was very cloudy. But the clouds created some interesting effects as the sun went down. I though it was worth a trip up. After all, there is nothing to do in the tiny town of Moni.