Grete & Fred Vithen
Fri 17 Sep 2021 08:05
Fannie Bay, at anchor 12 25 71S 130 49 01E
16 Sept 2021
Arrived at Darwin 10.10 yesterday
We are at anchor in Fannie Bay.
Today at 10.00 we must go to a speciell pontoon for inspection of all our inlets??
This is a rule enforced by Aquatic Biosecurity in Northern Territory. Again travelling around Australia is like travelling to different countries from state to state. Crazy.
They will "clean" all our salt water inlets. After that we have to wait for 10 hours before entering the Culllen Bay Marina.
Means after this procedure we have to leave the dock and anchor again.
Tomorrow at 8 we will enter Cullen Bay Marina with permission of the lock master. Yes there is a lock.
From Thursday Island we had good winds and the crossing of Golf of Carpenteria went well.
The rest of the passages we had very little wind, but a very smooth sea, a bit of motoring (30 h), but now we are here. Nice!!!
Probably the slowest passage so far, 4,6 kn in average.
We covered 750 Nm in 144 hours. No stops.
No internet in 7 days. WOW! Indonesia is open again for sailors.
Yesterday and today we have been very busy trying to get all the paperworks done in order to get a Indonesian sailing permit and visa.
Our agent Raymond Lesmana has been most helpful.
A lot of data, documents, some photos, Covid Vaccination Certificate, Health Insurance .... has to be processed.
Non sailors must think you have a office onboard; Always Internet, Copy Machine, Scanner, working phone etc.
Anyway it seems that we managed to get everything running finally today.
At the end of this month we will finally leave Australia (after almost two years) and sail to Kupang (420 NM) Timor, Indonesia. YES!
We are so happy and looking forward to new adventures and explorations.
Sans Peur is super fit and ready for this and so are we.