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
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…