To Teluk Lombal, Pemanang and an eruption

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Mon 2 Nov 2015 14:40

Position           08:24.26 S 116.04.55 E

Date                1440 (UTC+8) Monday 2 November 2015

Trip total         In 8hrs 43nm over the ground, 47nm through the water

Arrived at        Teluk Lombal, Pemanag, NW Lombok, Indonesia


Today was another day sail to get across the top of Lombok.  The benefit of making an early start was that the visibility was better and we got a good view of Rinjani illuminated by the dawn sun.


Rinjani in the dawn light


What we did not expect to see was the start of a major eruption, that as this entry is being written some days later and with the benefit of hindsight, was going to have repercussions on tourist flights, visibility and very dirty decks.


The start of a major eruption on Rinjani


As the day warmed up the visibility dropped but the wind came I and we had a few hours good sailing arriving and taking up a vacant mooring, tested by a good burst of reverse, at the Lombok anchorage of Teluk Kombal opposite the tourist island of Gili Air


An interesting local craft spotted during the day