Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Beautiful small bay on the stunning yet barren island of Flores, Buda Tenggara, ID. Very quite. The small village has no electricity and few boats. Kids paddled out to visit this morning and brought bananas and rose apples to barter for coffee and sugar. DF
Thursday, September 3, 2015
We cruised up Boling strait at 5am but were too late. The current began rushing towards us and one to two knots was the best we could make even with Villa G's big engine. Fortunately there is a provincial town with a good area to anchor in Leba Leba Bay off the strait.
We have huge volcano mountains in all directions and a couple continue to pour out white smoke. The anchorage was very windy in the middle of the day, but fortunately for us it was calmed.
The water is only 25 C as it flows in from the Indian ocean.
We plan to depart at 4am to get the right current forward the sea to the north and look for a nice comfortable anchorage.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
We anchored in Kupang harbour at sunset Sunday evening. We engaged Mr. Napa Rachman as an agent to do our formal paperwork. He got the ball rolling at 7am yesterday and brought back everything for us to sign at noon today, Tuesday. We signed, got our documents and extra copies and chatted a bit then did a round of photos. So much easier than running around all over town to the different offices, Immigration, customs, harbour master and quarantine.
We will depart for Adonara island tomorrow. We plan to cruise along the coasts of Flores, Rinca, Komodo, Lombok and then to Bali for the next month or so.
In the photo is Napa, Umberto his skiff driver with me, Dana