half way to Timor
CR and KN Williams
Mon 25 Jul 2011 07:43
17:00 Monday 25/7/2011
All is well, wind a bit disappointing because either it is directly astern or off the port/sbd quarter and varies between 12-17kts so the engine's been on a lot.We've had some very expensive problems with just the 2 of us trying to use the spinnaker and I get very bored swapping the pole from one side to the other every hour or so if we pole out the genoa! Loads of dolphins but little else except americans who seem to spend their entire time on the VHF and/or HF wireless. Expect to arrive in Kupang tomorrow afternoon.
So far the rally organisers have done a brilliant job smoothing out our departure. The Indonesian cruising permit appeared as if by magic and the visa only took a 5 minute trip to the embassy. Australian customs only took longer to clear out as we were claiming back the VAT on watermaker and generator parts.
Just hope the immigration is as easy.