Wakatobi to Belitung

It is certainly a trap for young sailors.  We have been so busy doing, we (I) have been too slow in writing our blog.  For those on my Facebook I hope you have enjoyed the photos and videos and snippets of information.  This edition catches us up to date from Wakatobi to Belitung.
After leaving Wanci on Wangi Wangi in Wakatobi ( try saying that quickly five times J ) we negotiated the tight entrance to the sheltered anchorage at Hoga Island, still in Wakatobi. After several days of very dark, wet and blowy weather we abandoned our plans to sail NE to Raja Ampat.  As beautiful as it is, the wet season conditions prevalent in that area during the SE Monsoon were too depressing a prospect for us.

Before heading back west we were surprised and delighted to receive an invitation to visit the Bajo Village. This fascinating village on stilts occupied by the so called Sea Gypsies was humbling and very interesting.  We are constantly amazed by the friendliness, happiness and generosity of the…