Friday, September 15, 2017

Irony

In Indonesian"Hati" means "heart." " Hati-Hati" means "caution" or "danger." In English "Hottie" means .... at least in my experience ...

Fair winds and following seas :)

Lovina, N Bali, Indonesia

At anchor. All safe. Big festival until the 19th. Should be fun!

Fair winds and following seas :)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Departure

Heading for N. Bali, Lovina, Indonesia. 1 POB + 1 Cat. 46 nm, Eta late afternoon.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Need a survey

Better picture of the multi-function display. See we are not on shore!

Fair winds and following seas :)

Arrival

In Amed. All safe. Fast trip.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

North Lombok

Last part of trip 25/knots on the bow. Not fun. At anchor. All safe.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

North Lombok, Indonesia

Underway to North Lombok. 1 POB + 1 cat. 41 NM. ETA late afternoon.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Leapfrogging

I first logged onto what is now the Internet with a 300 baud modem and a green CRT monitor. There was no World Wide Web, no graphics, certainly no "social media" (and its unrelenting commitment to invade your privacy for its economic gain.)

I am now cruising in the land of 2G. Web pages take 30 seconds to load. Forget video. It is quite the reminder of how far we have come in speed and usability.

Why leapfrogging? As the net got faster the content got more complex. This drove the need for an even faster net. Which facilitated even more complex content.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Gili Lawang

At anchor. All safe. Lots of Wonderful Sail to Indonesia company.

08 17.72 S
116 41.44 E

Quiet. Almost no wind. Hot. Several fishing boats in Selat Sungain.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Underway

To Gili Lawang, Lombok, Indonesia. 1 Pob + 1 cat. ETA ate afternoon today.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Medang Island, Indonesia

At anchor. Rocking and Rolling. After a day of light winds got 20 knots and 4 foot seas on approach. Still blowing. Hope ot will calm down after sunset.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Voyage

Departing Wera Bay for Kilo 1 POB. ETA late afternoon.

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Weir Bay

At anchor in Weir Bay, Indonesia. All safe.

Saw pictures of the hurricane hole in Tortilla, BVI. Lots of charter boats wrecked. My thoughts go out to all who have been hurt and wishing luck to those in the path.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dinghy Woes

My dinghy just collapsed. All three tubes are not holding air. I guess it had a good run.

So, another $4,000 to $5,000 unplanned expense. Complicated by the fact that it is near impossible to buy a new one in Indonesia. Not to mention the 70% tariff. The good news is that I am still on the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally so I can grab rides.

Fair winds and following seas :) My thoughts are with those in the path of the hurricane.

Underway

Weir Bay. XO & I. ETA tonight late.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Here is a new twist on my cruising experience... Bali volcano: Thousands evacuated, travel advisory issued as Mt Agung threatens to erupt - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/mt-agung-bali-volcanoo-hundreds-evacuated-amid-eruption-fears/8976224 Fair winds and following sea...