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Ocean Rival Journey Log
Adam Power Diana Power
Tue 17 Sep 2019 03:15

Tuesday 17th Sept 475 miles Darwin to Kupang.
Finally escaped Darwin. Locked out of Tipperary Waters at 7.30am, called at Cullen Bay fuel dock where I was held up by a cat, the skipper who despite seeing I was waiting went for a wander round the marina while his boat was blocking the dock. Left the fuel dock at 10am and motored 2 hours  before the breeze filled in - now making 5-6 knots on course for Kupang. 
Nafea came to see me off at the fuel dock- he is very worried that I am leaving without paying my bill. His card machine wasn't working ysterday and my bank transfer wasn't working either due to a snag on the card. I had to promise him that Diana would put the money into the transfer account from where it would wing its way into his account. An american yacht had left a couple of days ago without paying him so he is understandably nervous but let me go with extra re-assurances that I would make sure he is paid.