My time on the island is at an end for this year and I’m now back in Java finishing up and waiting for my exit permit to return to the uk.
So it was bye bye to the monkeys and the amazing wildlife of the buton forests.
And farewell to lazy La Bundo days
And a big thanks to my team of monkey guides
Then I was off for the 3 hour drive back to the capital, Bau Bau.
I was lucky enough to be able to secure a flight back to the mainland this time so it was straight to the airport to check in.
Then it was a short flight on a small plane from Bau Bau to Makassar
Bye bye Buton!
And hello Makassar!
Then it was another final flight back to Jakarta.
Now it’s just a case of waiting for my exit permit to be processed. It’s been an amazing field season this year and I’ve got so many more photos and videos to share so once I’m back I’ll upload more for you all to see :) A mahoosive thanks to everyone that made this work possible this year – I’m tremendously grateful and so are the monkeys! :)