Cruising to Singapore and One15 Marina

Most of our friends opted not to bring their boats to Singapore.  They either stayed in Indonesia or went to Malaysia, entering Singapore via public transit.  The reasoning is that you don’t have to pay to clear into Singapore and the marinas in Malaysia or Indonesia...

100 Days Cruising Indonesia & the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally

We did it!  We sailed through Indonesia with the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia rally over 3+ months.  It was quite the experience, and the first time we’ve visited such an extremely different culture from ours. Summary of Our Time in Indonesia Days Starry Horizons...

Bintan: A Fantastic Meal and Clearing Out of Indonesia

After checking out the small island on Benan in the Lingga group, we took off to sail north to our last island of Indonesia: Bintan. There are two large islands in the north of the Riau group; Batam and Bintan. The stop for the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally was actually two...

Benan, Indonesia

Finally, our last stop in Lingga was the small island of Benan.  After a 5 nm sail, we had finally caught up with the rally!  Benan is a small and delightful fishing village.  It may have been the smallest village for a rally stop. Rally Welcome Ceremony I attended the Welcome...

Crossing the Equator in Lingga, Indonesia

The NEXT BIG THING that we were very excited about was crossing the equator with our friends and (former) pollywogs Carlos and Linda on Mirniy Okean.  After two nights at sea, we met up with Mirniy at an island called Kongka Besar, just a few miles south of the...

Exploring Granite Boulders in Belitung, Indonesia

Our orangutan tour in Kumai was amazing, but the river is extremely dirty and crocodile invested, so as soon as we returned from our trip, we hightailed it out of there.  We were still behind the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally, but instead of meeting up with the rally in Bangka...

Orangutan Tour in Kalimantan, Indonesia

After a two-night sail from Bali, we anchored Starry Horizons in the Kumai River.  Immediately we met Majid, who approached on a small ski boat to say hello.  I had already been in contact with his wife, Leisa, who runs one of the tour companies for the popular...

The North Shore of Bali

After a few nights in Lombok, provisioning and having laundry done through the marina, we took off on September 28th for a quick, 6-hour sail to the island of Bali! You Need to Know Just like Tahiti and Bora Bora, Bali is not a country, it is an island.  Bali is a major...