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
At S 25 48.85 E 153 02.17 Wind ENE 15 Wave N 1 ft. Sky 60% Bar 1019 – 1. At anchor north end of Tin Can Inlet in preparation for early departure tomorrow to cross the bar and head south.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
Plan to depart Vava u, Kingdom of Tonga for Fiji today at about noon local time. Expect 4 to 5 day transit.
The second or third worst transit in my experience with Reboot. Not really dangerous, just frustrating. Left Bora Bora with a good weather window for the 1100 nm transit. We actually traveled 1375 nm to avoid motu, islands, and running away from bad weather. Not to mention being becalmed for a couple of days. Ah, the cruising life.Fair winds and following sea
As we finalize Reboot for our Canal transit tomorrow we decided we needed a down day. The fact that the entire marina is under assault from flies was a not inconsequential reason to stay off Reboot. We hung by the pool. This took me back to my high school years. We lived 1 1/2 mile from the beach. All summer our parents would drop us and our Sunfish at the beach in the morning. Each day we would swim, sail, and hang out. Good times. Fair winds and following seas
Current schedule is Sunday afternoon Atlantic locks, overnight in the lake. Monday morning Pacific locks. Google Panama Canal web cams for live Reboot action! A screen grab of us in the Canal would be great.
We departed Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas with more than a little bit of trepidation. Jimmy Cornell of “World Cruising Routes” strongly advises against making this passage due to strong Easterly trade wings and high seas. We did experience 25 knot winds and 10 to 12 foot seas but Reboot handled them without a care. We ran the 9 day 6 hour transit with only the jib. The most it was ever unfurled was about 50%. We ran a good portion of the time at 35%. We arrived in Colon at 10 pm est. After sailing through the harbor entrance we attempted to find the marina. We turned back when we discovered a sunken wreck. We motored to the small boat anchorage and spent the night on the hook. In the morning we motoored to Shelter Bay. Fair winds and following seas 🙂