More Raja Ampat

We’ve had some amazing stops around Raja Ampat including desert beaches, an abandoned mining village and quiet and secluded inlets with 360 protection. This area is pretty much unchartered territory so google earth is our best friend. During the tricky bits of navigating through the reefs or narrow passages we all have our role onboard and work as a team: Seathan is at the helm, Tyrii inside navigating using SAS planet with google earth images and Aeneas and I are on the bow watching for any shallow areas (eyeball navigation). There really are not that many suitable anchorages but Seathan has a knack for finding sandy spots to anchor in and then dropping a stern anchor onto the beach.

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Plenty of interesting rock formations

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Navigating between the islands

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Campfire on a deserted beach

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Navigating through the pearl farms

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Rainbow time

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Double rainbow

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Rainbow seen from the top of the coachhouse

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Exploring an abandoned mining village in Kawe

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Abandoned mine

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Abandoned buildings

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Great for exploring

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Going to explore a desert beach

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Gathering coconuts, great for snacks!

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Rehua anchored stern-to to the beach

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Navigating through Kabui passage, very shallow and lots of current

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Did I mention it was shallow?

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Quite narrow too

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And lots of bends

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The Captain concentrating hard

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Off on a snorkelling adventure

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Looking cool dude

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Hanging rock

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Limestone everywhere

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