Kalimantan (Borneo), River City Kumai - Entrance to the Orangutang World in Indonesia
Grete & Fred Vithen
Sun 14 Nov 2021 22:24
02 44 50S 111 43 96E Kumai, Kalimatan (Borneo) at anchor in the river
We arrived Saturday 13 November.
This is about 400 Nm from Bali. 2 nihgtsails and one stop.
It's a "shallow" crossing max 100 metres. Normally we catch fish during our crossings, not here.
During the night you are criss crossing between fishing boats the whole night. Lights everywhere.
Some anchored some moving. Crazy and scary. And on top of that you fear that there will be some unlit bamboo FAD.
You rather not go night sailing but there is no way to avoid it, to big distances to cover between anchorages.
No marinas anywhere.
Anchorage is about 15 Nm up the river. No problems to get here.
Our nice "agent" has arranged a river trip into the Borneo Orangutang world. 3 days and 2 nights on some close by narrow river.
Tomorrow it's Sunday and we will get some stuff fixed, we hope.
Monday morning we will get tested and then we are ready for exploring orangutang world.
Now Thailand is about 1000 Nm away. Mid December we will be there. Yes!