Episode 86 Out Now #sailing #b [...]
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Episode 86 Out Now #sailing #boat


Location: Indonesia
Latitude: -0.79000000
Longitude: 113.92000000
Published: 2 Feb 2024

This one did not go to plan. Rather than follow the crowd and go along with the Sail to Indonesia Rally fleet to Banda Nera, we intended to day hop along a series of islands from Kei Kecil to explore the remote and seldom visited northern coast of Seram in north western Indonesia but the weather didn’t play the game. After a first night stop at Pulau Kur where we were unexpectedly met by machete wielding youths, we struck out north for a short passage to an island where we had identified three likely looking anchorages. Unfortunately the wind and swell conspired against us making all of them untenable, so we elected to sail on through the night to a Plan B but, when it and then Plan C also didn’t work out, we were forced into coming up with a plan D.
When we did finally find shelter add in getting summoned by local officials and having Police onboard and this episode makes for an interesting tale. We hope you enjoy it.