They know where you are!

When I joined the “Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia” I thought it would be fun to keep track of the other participants.  I upgraded my Marine Traffic account and added all the boats. It turned out to be a bust as there are almost no Internet linked AIS receivers in Indonesia. But wait, there s more. Near the end of the three month rally I was sitting with the Government representative. I casually said: “I wonder where boat x is?” He opened his phone, scrolled down, and told me. He knew, and known, where every boat in the rally was every day. Don t ever think that you are incognito. 
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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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