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.
Team Rehua was super efficient today. We arrived in Vanimo at dawn, after a two day sail from Ninigo. Before the Indonesian Consulate opened we were already waiting at the gate. Our paperwork had been submitted before we left Kavieng so the only formality left was an interview with the Consul. Once he was satisfied … Continue reading Vanimo in a day
Some photos from our 3 week stay in Ninigo. Such a magical place ❤️
Back in the land of internet so here are some photos of our trip to the Hermit Islands 🌴
One evening in Ninigo atoll anchored of the Nth side of Hotum, (isolated and stunning) we were having a campfire on the beach. The stars were out, the new moon was rising and the tide was coming in slowly. The kids were poking the fire and feeding it new branches, which they had collected from … Continue reading Ninigo life
It took us four days and four nights to sail from Kavieng to the Hermit Islands, with very little wind during the first two days. But we didn't start the engines once, at least not until we had to enter the pass to the lagoon. We have quite a few long distance legs coming up … Continue reading Hermit Islands (extended version)
We are starting to wonder if we have our timing right? Seasonally that is, the wet season should have given way by now and we would expect some drier weather. Last night was unabated wall to wall rain cells, the boat's washed and the tanks are full can we please have some sunshine!! Its been … Continue reading Ninigo.
We made it after an eventful overnight sail to beautiful Ninigo, the people here are "numba wan" they waft over the lagoon in patchwork bent, square rigged, outrigger canoes; it seems just for the fun of it, today two of them screamed by waving and hallooing to all who would watch, methinks they like to … Continue reading Ninigo Island