Indonesian Coast Guard

Just got back from a visit to an Indonesian Coast Guard patrol boat. Very beautiful. Immaculate. Great fun with lots of selfies with crew. Biggest difference – the decks are all carpeted so everyone is barefoot.Fair winds and following seas 🙂

Long day, long night

Heading down the coast from Brisbane to Sydney got caught in a “strong wind warning” for about 24 hours. Fortunately I was traveling down wind but still uncomfortable. With only a slip of the jib I was surfing at 10 knots. Fair winds and following seas 🙂


Yesterday as we were heading up the west coast of Huahine we noticed a run of breakers across our path. They were not on our charts (updated 4 months ago.) We called the boats we were transiting with and gave them a heads up. We did wonder if we were making a big deal out of nothing. Apparently not. Today we met another boat that communicated that another cruiser had run up on the UNCHARTED reef. Not good.Fair winds and following seas 🙂

Via Inmarsat:

We have been traveling down the South American coast both to minimize our time in the ITCZ (doldrums) and to avoid the Galapagos. We have now turned. We are now heading west (forever or 3170 nm) to the Marquesas. We are still 420 nm north of our goal. We will work our way south as we sail west. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company