Departure for Singapore

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Mon 5 Sep 2011 18:01
08°21.835S 116°07.76E
Mon 5/9/2011 01900
After 6 mths moored at Gili Trawangan, it's time to leave Indo and make our way up to Hong Kong for the Vietnam race. This race is reknowned for big winds and a fast ride downhill for 650nm which is perfectly suited for El Oro, but was postponed last year due to a Typhoon on the race course, so hoping for slightly less wind this time!
Unfortunately my Myanmar crew couldn't get to Indo, between Indonesia and Burma the confused Beaurocracies ended up making this impossible, so picking them all up in Singapore.
Meanwhile picked up a few strays in Bali and Gili for the delivery. Klara a Czech dive instructor working at Gili for the season, and my nephew Asher joins again with a mate of his Kale, both live in Bali.
A dream run with Clearance formalities once again from Medana Bay Marina, Lombok. Ace and Wulan are to be commended for their service and buffer between the yachties and Indo officialdom.
So a busy last day of passage-preparation-stuff at Medana Bay to cast off on time at 1900 on 5/9.