To Mesanak Island

To Mesanak Island
 
 
 
 
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We woke at a leisurely time this morning and watched a local chap doing his best to return the dragged fishing platform back to whence it had come before the storm yesterday. After a spluttering start he did really well.
 
 
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At seven o’clock we set off behind Tereva. Five of us decided to split the journey to Tanjung Pinang and head twenty six miles to Mesanak Island.
 
 
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An hour later and the clear sky coloured the sea a pretty blue.
 
 
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Half an hour later we saw a rain cloud doing its stuff.
 
 
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Things became very grey and off went the thunder.
 
 
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Behind us Gallivant. Straight bottomed cloud above her.
 
 
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All round the sky was messy, the wind picked up and the squall hit. The placid sea suddenly had ripples, visibility dropped. I needed a backgammon win as I’ve lost for three days on the trot. Marvellous. Huh, five two a good day. Growl. With the wind as it is just now, we could have left at five this morning and reached Tanjung Pinang – our final official stop in Indonesia but just as easily we could have had a current against us....... No way to predict.....
 
 
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Thankfully things cleared up enough for us to see the wreck of fishing platform...............
 
 
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...............and another.
 
 
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A graveyard. No chance in the dark, it would be pure luck........
 
 
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Gallivant gracefully passes but it shows how big these wrecks are.
 
 
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In the middle of the anchorage a splendid shed and lots of birds. To the right a reef.
 
 
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Jennie D settled for the night.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL INCREDIBLY QUICK WEATHER CHANGES
                     GETTING EXCITED ABOUT CHANGING COUNTRY