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The Sailing's Great, But Now We're Stranded in Remote Indonesia. Why Won't the Engine Start? S4-Ep89


Location: Buru
Latitude: -3.39000000
Longitude: 126.78000000
Published: 15 Mar 2024

We continue our explorations sailing our classic Whitby 42 Ketch through extremely remote areas of Indonesia and are amazed as each and every stop provides new adventures with extremely friendly locals and incredible sights to see above and below the water. We thought the north coast of the island of Seram had provided it all but then the surprises continued as we had a cracking sail onto an unexpected gem of an anchorage in a coral lagoon at a tiny village on Pulau Minipa. Here a planned overnight stay got stretched to spend time with the locals and enjoy some glorious snorkelling amongst the myriads of tropical fish and very healthy coral.

Then we had another spirited sail across to the city of Namlea on Buru Island. Who says there’s no wind in Indonesia? We’ve found plenty so far.

We were able to top up fresh supplies in the local markets at Namlea and enjoy some wonderful seafood with other Australian sailoers gathered to listen to our girls battle France in the Football World Cup quarter final. We Aussies love our sport. Unfortunately we then found ourselves stranded in Namlea. When it was time to leave our engine would not start and we were left alone as the rest of the rally boats sailed away. We did the diagnostics, found the problem on Our Dreamtime and were extremely grateful for the assistance of a very helpful young man named Fadhel who provided invaluable local assistance to obtain what we needed. He was a great help to not only us in Namlea, but also many other yachts on the “Wonderful Sail to Indonesia Rally”.

Fadhel Attamimmi – Whatsap 081344410765

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