'To rush is to miss the experience' - Aniekee TochukwuDespite wanting to linger at Kroko, Lombok, and our friends Rob and Anne, were calling; we needed to make haste...
An overnighter (change of plans when the wind would not allow us to enter Maumere) saw us anchor at Mausambi behind the rock wall and then straight through to Labuan Bajo where we anchored in 8m just off the Eco Beach Resort.
|Sunset on passage|
Big Bandicoot, a very large catamaran we had first seen in the Multi-Hull Association yard in Darwin, was anchored further in front. After a visit by Phil, the owner, it was agreed he would accompany us - he was also in a hurry. Given Phil was technically a solo sailor, we agreed to stopovers each night; mind you Big Bandicoot is fast!
|Big Bandicoot can anchor closer|
|Missing more exploring|
|Bouncy anchorage at the Bima Fishing Basin|
|Anchored off Karamat|
|Tientos at the end|
|View from the starboard side is better|
|Lea has a chat with Ronald in Mataram|
|Rob and Lea preparing for champagne|
We were ready to slow down and enjoy the festivities.
|Music with dinner|
|Rob and Anne check out the kayaks|
|Life continues amid the Rally|
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!