The night is pretty chill. Temperatures were at least 16 degrees with some wind and light rain. Well, I must say I wasn't prepared for the cool weather. I should have definitely spent some good money on a better sleeping bag, instead of a legendary BodyPac Sleeping bag used since early 2000. Nonetheless, sleep was bearable and the best sleep I have happened to occur between midnight to 2 am.
And that means I'm bright awake from then on with nothing to do, instead to pretty much, type this very blog post on my phone.
The chill actually comes more from the ground, where the lack of coverage makes the damn transfer of cold faster. Despite that I do feel kind of 'a-ok' - hah maybe I have my fats to cover me. But heck it's cold sia.
3 hours to daylight and I have no idea what to do. Netflix is fully unusable with its constant 'Something went wrong. Try again later (error -1002)'. Music doesn't do much but drain my battery. And sleeping is a good idea but the ground is freaking cold. Well, I guess I have to suck it up and do what's best.
It's morning! The sun rose high and sunrise tourists came walking around with their torchlights. I made some coffee and damn it was good! We set off to the crater to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately, clouds actually covered the sun and it got really foggy. We headed down and got ready to leave the campsite, ensuring no litter is left behind (Leave no trace).
On the way down at 1,800m, we chance upon Sibayak's sister volcano, Gunung Sinabung - which is still erupting as I type. Rishab sits atop a rock desperately trying to get that perfect short. Heck if we were to stay here for an hour I wouldn't mind as the ambience was literally peace and tranquil. Away in the distance, birds and insects chip away, while cool wind gently bellowing against shrubs all around.