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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 Ceremony which was on…


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 equator.  We stayed two nights and…


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 we made our stop…


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 holiday destination…

Cruising Lifestyle | Indonesia

Visiting the Emergency Room in Labuan Bajo

Indonesia seems to be hitting the cruisers rather hard.  While many have come down with occasional cases of “Bali belly”, others have had more serious issues.  I woke up one morning in Pasarwajo with some troubling symptoms – not debilitating, but concerning. The first thing we did was WebMD the symptoms, and I was feeling…