And God said…


“Let there be light.” Dawn is always a special time. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Local knowledge

I am closing in on Beltuing, Indonesia after a frustrating multi-day transit. Reboot does not have the”legs” to motor 500 nautical miles so I sail what I get. Which has been a lot of 2.5 to 3.0 knot speeds. That adds extra days to the trip. On this approach to the island one has to navigate through some off shore reefs. Now we know the charts are not good so I picked a wide route and plotted it. As I approached I noticed a tug in front of me on the AIS. He was heading in the same general direction but picked another route. So now I am following his breadcrumbs. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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In transit

At 05 42 E 112 39 S Starting the next long transit of the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia rally. Technically we should have left Bali for Borneo but Chandara and I decided to skip Borneo and head direct for Beltuing. This reduced the number of long transits by one. It is also giving us an opportunity to get back on schedule. We only get 90 days in Indonesia and we have been repeatedly advised not to overstay. We are already behind so we need to catch up. Not to mention that getting away from the volcano Agung was a good strategy! There have been two long transits already. From Thursday Island in Australia to Debut, Indonesia. And from South Buru to Maumere. This is the third – from Bali to Beltuing. Technically over 540 nautical miles. Chandara and Reboot stopped after about 200 nm in Bawean for crew rest. XO and I needed it. I slept 18 hours. We ran into Jaga II and Althea who are a day ahead of us. Unfortunately we will arrive in Beltuing when we are supposed to be leaving. But the next
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More on the Indonesian volcano. We are now 300 nautical miles west of it. We met many nice people in our visit to the area. We hope the are all safe.

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41395831 Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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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 seas 🙂
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