What a gorgeous resort... Really, any of you who love diving and are after a luxury holiday, go there! The resort is top end but very intimate and relaxed (maximum 18 guests). The owner is Swiss and the staff a mix of Europeans and Indonesians. The food was delicious, the diving some of the best … Continue reading Pef Island Resort
Wayag, Raja Ampat. As we entered the pass into this marine reserve we were stunned by its out-of-this-world beauty. The labyrinth of inlets and turquoise bays with mushroom type islands in between truly is different from anything else we've seen. We had the whole place to ourselves for several days and then some buddies turned … Continue reading Wayag, paradise found
We are slowly working our way through Rajah Ampat back to Sorong where we will replenish dwindling boat supplies and renew our visa for the next month. Wayag was the highlight so far but we are breaking new ground and finding some beautiful anchorages on the way south; today we are stern to on our … Continue reading Kawe to Sorong
Kawe is the place to have your line party, we crossed Nth to Sth at 1700hrs last night dropped the hook and cracked a Bintang with a neighbouring boat, well there has to be some recompense for the sweltering heat of the day. Not as beautiful as its northern cousins in Wayag, but, there is … Continue reading Equatorial celebrations!
We are still here, some buddies have come and gone, but for us there is just too much exploring to do, its been a while since we had total seclusion, no canoes, no rangers, the odd day boat. The anchorage is flat the water is pristine and the views from the hilltops spectacular. Long may … Continue reading Wayag
Sailing from Biak directly to Rajah Ampat takes us a bit off-piste as we ended up taking a more direct route over the top of Waigeo. Off piste and over "The Line" again......and again as Tyrii comes up with another idea, who can sail along 00, 00, 0000 longest without falling off, sounds good to … Continue reading Biak to Rajah Ampat
The last few days, the wind has been blowing from the West (i.e. from the direction we want to go to). No point going anywhere until we get the easterlies back. On top of that Seathan and Tyrii both had a dose of man-flu and had to take it easy for a few days. So … Continue reading Another week in Biak
It's quite a shock to be back in civilisation: fun arcades, restaurants, smartphones, haircuts and eye tests; everything is available here. Biak really is just a small town but nonetheless it's buzzing every night. And everything is very cheap, including the restaurants. You can have a slap-up meal for four for three hundred thousand rupiahs … Continue reading Biak, a taste of civilisation
After more than two years in the South Pacific, we arrive in South East Asia. What a culture shock: different people, smells, colours, noises, food, language... It's buzzing and vibrant and everything becomes alive in the evening. Even the fruit and veg markets are open until ten pm. English is hardly spoken here and we … Continue reading Indonesia, all checked in!
Rehua: 01,18S 136,23E, anchored off Konori Island. It feels like we were at sea for a week but in reality 5 days if we include the day stopover in Vanimo. The weather broke us on the last two days and we had to motor/sail on and off into light variable Westerlies, where they came from … Continue reading Gone Dutch.