Well we arrived here on Saturday late afternoon, too
late really to go ashore so a good meal and a reasonably early night.
The next day we got quarantine guys on board who were
very excited over the freezer and accepted a beer each (all 4 of them).
We then cleared immigration and saw yet another
health and safety guy ashore.
Port authority were not able to clear us as they need
a stamp from Customs before doing their stamping of documents.
Richard (BWR) assured us that good news, he had a deal with tourist
board/district government that no bounty would be needed and all was looking
Next day, unfortunately no news and no signature.
Now the situation is that Port autority have cleared
us but no movement from Customs. Well we have not been arrested/deported
yet but all stalemate..
We may need to leave here without a customs clearance
which could land us in trouble at our next destination and at worst have yacht
compounded and all arrested.
We feel a bit better though that the port authority
guy said that Komodo and Bali don’t really care, just not to display
yellow flag and that Nongsa point where we need to clear out are
relaxed.. Well let’s hope that all this is true.
We had a day out yesterday and saw a bit of the
Busy roads, hot, lots of people and not really
a lot to see but at least we have seen what there is..
Sunset first night in Kupang from
Pigs cooling down in the sea, taken from a bar..
Not sure about the costume but this is the famous
Indonesian Guitar with national costume for the area
The young master playing.. he has won many
competitions… Typical local house in one of the regions.l
Nice waterfall our guide took us
Richard, Steve and our guide Charles..
This bridge was a bit
Local house on route to waterfall