Week 4 – Journey to Indonesia

Tuesday August 24-Day 22, Total nautical miles traveled 2783, 128 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday August 25-Day 23, Happy 42nd Anniversary Dan❤️!

Total nautical miles traveled 2931, 148 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.

Another Australian Border Force flyby this morning. Crossed into the Timor Sea in the afternoon.

Thursday August 26-Day 24, Total nautical miles traveled 3082, 151 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.

When provisioning in Fiji, we purchased 4 jars of “Americana” brand peanut butter that were the same shape with a red lid as “Jif”. Unfortunately it tastes nothing the same. It’s very sweet, little peanut flavor. Maybe we can barter 3 for something else.

Dinner was Baja-Style Chicken Bowl. Salsa with black beans, corn and a can of shredded chicken, over rice, topped with cheese. With leftovers for another meal.

Sailing into the sunset, 19 second video to music .

Indonesian archipelago is the largest island group in the world. The number of islands varies from 14,752 (UN figure) to 18,108 (Indonesian Government). It has a population of more than 260 million people and is the world’s most populated Muslim-majority country. Located within the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia has more volcanoes than any country in the world.

6pm we rounded East Timor or Limor- Leste Island in Indonesia.

The water sparkled with bioluminescence, most visible before the moon rose, as we sailed through it.

Friday August 27-Day 25, Total nautical miles traveled 3211, 129 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.

Saturday August 28-Day 26, Total nautical miles traveled 3353, 142 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.

We did not expect Indonesia to be so mountainous (looks like the pacific coast of Mexico) rather we thought it would be more tropical.

Anchor was dropped around 4pm, as we rest on our way to Lombok.

Sunday August 29-Day 27, Total nautical miles traveled 3394, 41 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.

We are now in the same time zone as Perth, Australia, UTC+8, 7pm Sunday here in Larantuka, 7am Sunday in Philadelphia. Officially half way around the world time wise!

Monday August 30-Day 28, Total nautical miles traveled 3413, 19 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.

The afternoon was spent baking cookies for dessert tonight. It takes a while on the boat as the oven is small and only 6 cookies are baked at a time. We had dinner with Ohana on their boat, it was a wonderful evening!

10 thoughts on “Week 4 – Journey to Indonesia

  1. The mountains are beautiful! I was really surprised to see all the mountains in Croatia too, looked like Colorado with all the limestone rocks on top looking like snowcapped 🏔️

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      1. Yes, there were a lot of sail boats and other boats. Kim and I along with a German family of 4 went on an all day sail excursion on a 32ft owned by 2 Croation guys. They get more wind in the afternoons. Very enjoyable with a charcuterie snack and wine all day, included lunch in a small town restaurant too. Beautiful day on the Sea⛵

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  2. Hey guys,
    We miss sailing with you. I’m stuck in a Hong Kong hotel. Since we have arrived in Australia, we have really felt the full force of covid restrictions. I must have spent more than a month in hotel isolation, and I will be doing 4 weeks home isolation. … no I haven’t caught covid. It is just the stupid rules.
    This is such a contrast to our last 9 months sailing the pacific.
    We watch your progress and love your updates. I can understand your difficulties, but I’d swap places in a heartbeat.
    Please keep the updates coming. What may seem mundane and trivial to you is such a reminder of the wonderful times we had together.

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    1. Thanks Mike – Indeed, we miss you both too! We are also stuck… on the boat here in Indonesia. The country is still closed to foreigners. We plan to leave on the 10th for La Reunion Island. The marina here is helping us with food, fuel, laundry… so not a bad deal. Well, except for all the loud speaker religious chanting, ugh!

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  3. Again, glad you have the company of s/v Ohana. Great to share the trip.
    What are the ingredients of “Americana” brand peanut butter?

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