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...

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...

7 Days with Komodo Dragons & Manta Rays in Indonesia

One of the highlights of our entire time in Indonesia was coming to Komodo National Park to see the wildlife.  This park is much more prestine than other places we’ve been and we enjoyed it so much. About Flores and Komodo National Park Located west of Flores Island...

Exploring Indonesian Food in Buton Cook Class and Market

The Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally stopped in Pasarwajo, a small village on the island of Buton.  This would be one of our big stops thanks to the Festival Pesona Indonesia Budaya Tua Buton, but the festival was not just one day!  Two days before the grand party, our local...
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