Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Bany Wedang Bay
Bali Barat National Park
We are taking a break from Lovina and sailed west 30 miles to lovely Bany Wedang Bay near Pemuteran.
This is a beautiful area with good snorkeling and diving. The park is the only National Park in Bali and is over 60 years old.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Comfortably anchored at Lovina beach Bali
We arrived after two overnight sails. It is the dry season and nothing but sun, sun and night.
Boats with the Sail Indonesia Rally are here now including friends Jon and Sue of SV Ocelot.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The Home of the Komodo Dragons
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Anchored near Batu Boga, Flores Island
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
Pulau Lembata, volcanoes everywhere
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
Entered Indonesia at Port of Kupang
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