We are well over half way now "motor sailing" into 2knts of Nth-Sth current at just over 6 knts, position 00 04.129N:104 56.681E, we recrossed the Equator at around 0700hrs this morning no fancy ceremonies, everyone is still asleep. We will cut up through the west coast of Batam and join the TSS East and … Continue reading Belitung-Malaysia
I suppose after years of an ultramarine and turquoise lifestyle most of you will say we deserve a bit of personalised wintery weather.......well it's here in spades. Looking forward, the next four or five days will likely be the same as the last four or five days, coffee swilling, deck pacing, weather downloading, meal cooking, … Continue reading “Monsoon Madness”
Volcanoes, thankyou Agung for the show, mother nature showing us just who is in charge , Agung was left behind looking menacing and way too big to sit under, our new friend Tropical Cyclone Cempaka is bearing down this afternoon, it shouldn’t hit us too hard and we are tucked away on the North-West tip … Continue reading Gentlemen don’t go to windward……
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
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.
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