There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea - Joseph ConradConrad's quotation is apt for this part of the journey as Bangka Island is reputedly the setting for his book Lord Jim, and we wanted to visit this area on our return journey.
|The fishing guru|
The Equator was crossed again, but as we were in deep water this time, Andrew was towed across and we all celebrated and toasted King Neptune with champagne.
|Andrew crosses the Equator|
We cruised through the Riau group and headed for the Bangka Strait. Arriving at Pulau Pelepasan, we anchored just as a storm of more than 40knots hit. This was to set the tone for the remainder of the trip. Memo to self: don't traverse this area at this time of year!
|This view became the norm|
|Washing the fuel off the gennaker|
|Oil rigs all along the Java coast|
|Mahi-mahi are seriously good eating|
|The Kurimun Jawa Islands|
|Temples on Bali|
|Australia has the big Pineapple; Bali has the big Prawn|
|Singaraja is off the main tourist track|
|With stunning statuary|
|Always majestic sunsets|
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!