We spent last night anchored underneath Mount Agung, Bali, as it was erupting. Are we crazy??? Not really. We were outside the 12 km exclusion zone and not at risk should it erupt. The only thing we had to watch out for was the ash cloud which can cause trouble breathing. Luckily, the wind was … Continue reading Anchored underneath Mount Agung, Bali
We spent the last few days in the Gili Islands, Lombok. It meant we've had front row seats to watch Mount Agung erupt from a safe distance. But ... we need to head west and get past that smoking giant. So, today we bit the bullet and sailed towards it. Don't worry, we're safe (we … Continue reading Front row seats 🌋🌋🌋
We sailed 300 NM or so in the last few days to Gili Air, Lombok. We can see Mount Agung smoking and puffing from our cockpit and just found out this afternoon that it erupted yesterday and the highest level 4 alert is now in place; expectations are that a massive eruption could happen any … Continue reading A rough ride and an erupting volcano.
The Komodo Islands didn't disappoint. We stopped in a few stunning anchorages: great snorkelling, beautiful rugged landscape to admire and plenty of wildlife. We were joined by our friends on Impetuous Too, whom we had last seen in Fiji and now have a third crew member onboard: one-year old Ravi! After a few days in … Continue reading The Komodo Islands
Mr Postman, where is our parcel? It should have arrived in Labuan Bajo a week ago ... For some reason it was sent to Kupang instead. Many phone calls later and, yes!, it finally made its way here this morning. The parcel contains some essential replacement parts for our broken down watermaker, without it we … Continue reading Waiting for the Postman…
We have been day-hopping along the coast of Flores. The reason we don't sail at night? Fishing nets! They are everywhere and hardly visible, even in daylight. Small fishing vessels are dotted along the coastline until quite a long way offshore and their miles-long nets are set up between tiny invisible buoys. It meant extra … Continue reading Bad things always happen in threes!
We're in Flores, a long stretched-out island east of Java and northwest of Timor. It is dry and arid featuring no less than 16 active volcanoes (and plenty more dormant and extinct ones). The 3-day crossing from Wakatobi was relaxing and enjoyable with a full moon, calm seas and just enough wind to keep the … Continue reading Volcanoes and FADs