Linda swimming in the cone of a volcano on Satonde Island in Sumbawa
We departed Medana Bay in Lombok on 15 March, ignoring the warning about the 'Ides of March' except that we settled our debts before leaving.
Donetes and Stars End 2 departing Gili Lawang
Finding ourselves still at the tail end of the north west monsoons we had decided to head north east to Raja Ampat.
From Medana Bay our journey took us to:
Gili Lawang (Lombok) 15 Mar 39 NM
Badas Harbour (Sumbawa) 16 Mar 47 NM
Kananga (Sumbawa) 18 Mar 37 NM
Kilo (Sumbawa) 19 Mar 43 NM
Gili Banta (Komodo) 20 Mar 66 NM
Gili Lawa Darat (Komodo) 22 Mar 16 NM
Labuan Bajo (Flores) 23 Mar 22 NM
Bari Bay (Flores) 26 Mar 28 NM
Lingeh Bay (Flores) 27 Mar 32 NM
Bone Rate (Sulawesi) 28 Mar 68 NM
Wanci (Wakatobi) 30 Mar 195 NM
One Week To Go
It is one week to go until we leave on our big sailing adventure. The past month has been exhausting, frustrating, stressful and expensive. With three days left at work and a couple of farewell functions to attend major outstanding issues are:
Donetes 'straining at the lines' eager to depart: ex sails :-( cruising permit to Indonesiaclarification of check in requirements in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand Checkout requirements from BroomeSetup of Predict Wind Account for weather forecastsSetup of E:mail on Iridium Go SatelliteCompletion of new Main Sail, fitting, measuring for patches, removal and refitting with patchesTest SailMove of boat to MindarieProvisioningBoat InsuranceTest Rainman WaterrmakerSTOP, STOP, STOP......
Haha Passport Mug Shot
Our Iridium Go Satellite modem is now activated. Our Satellite phone number is 881623484893
It is starting to feel real.