To Kramat Island for a much better anchorage

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Sat 31 Oct 2015 14:15

Position           08:22.68 S 117.04.53 E

Date                1415 (UTC+8) Saturday 31 October 2015

Trip total         27nm over the ground, 29m through the water

Arrived at        Kramat Island, off NW Sumbawa, Indonesia


Whilst the anchorage at Kramat Island off NW Sumbawa is not in the pilot book it is obviously a popular and regularly used spot for cruisers and we had the advantage of a waypoint and a downloaded Google Earth overlay for our PC based chart.  The overlays are very useful where the chart does not marry up with the ground, a regular occurrence Indonesia where many of the charts are based on surveys dating back to 1904.


We fetched up in a most beautiful bay at 1415 and looked forward to a quiet afternoon and night.


The anchorage at Kramat Island sheltered by a large reef and the island itself