logo Beez Neez
Date: 19 Aug 2016 23:47:00
Title: To Pulau Besar

To Pulau Besar
 
 
 
IMG_2360
 
At a quarter to six this morning, this was the moon telling me that sunsets aren’t all they are cracked up to be. What a sight, completely new to me.
 
 
IMG_2364
 
Todays journey of thirty six miles.
 
 
IMG_2366
 
Wirraway just setting off.
 
 
IMG_2369
 
Argonaut getting ready to leave.
 
 
IMG_2372  IMG_2370
 
Afar VI behind us. A couple of local girls asleep on the beach. We had hoped to see monkeys playing, we did hear them.
 
 
IMG_2373
 
As we pulled out the ladies were already doing the washing in the freshwater stream.
 
 
IMG_2374
 
Terrible for racers but idyllic to us.
 
 
IMG_2375
 
At the corner we go out to sea, no sooner than the anchor was up we were in more than a hundred and fifty metres.
 
 
IMG_2381
 
Pulau Babi in the distance.
 
 
IMG_2382
 
We headed for the last bump on the right, plenty of time for a game of backgammon and see if I can claw back at Bear’s huge lead of twelve at Tri-ominoes. Not if I can help it. Huh.
 
 
IMG_2383
 
Quite a gaggle of rally boats on the AIS.
 
 
IMG_2385
 
Just the next right to go.
 
 
IMG_2389
 
We could easily have continued on today to the next rally destination of Maumere but when we saw the name on the promontory............
 
 
IMG_2391
 
..............just had to slip through the gap in the reef next to Manungpepe. Mr Google Earth to guide us.
 
 
IMG_2393
 
Once through the gap in the reef we slowly rose from thirty metres below to find a spot in the shallow water next to the village (far left).
 
 
IMG_2396
 
The village on our left. We found two point four below. We didn’t fix the first try, Bear brought the anchor up complete with a black carrier bag full of clothes. Did you hang on to them. NO, it was all knickers and things. Oh. Second try, no problem.
 
 
IMG_2394
 
Ahead, a local man lay a floating fishing line.
 
 
IMG_2397
 
To our right Wishful Thinking and a lovely breeze coming off the hills.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A LOVELY DAY
                    BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY ON A TABLE TOP SEA 

Diary Entries