Thursday, 5 July 2012


Tuesday July 3  Well the boat anchored off yesterday came in today. It's "Bombora" with Leon the Volvo agent from Boat Lagoon Phuket, and his wife and 3 children. Small world! 

We had another amazing snorkeling expedition again today. Each experience eclipses the last.  
Thats Taipan on the left

David went up the mast twice this morning to try to rectify a fault with the wind indicator. It's been malfunctioning for a while now and we don't seem to have repaired it so have to add to the list of things to buy somewhere. Harun has found someone in town who may be able to sew a couple of small rips in our head sail. It's getting old though and it's ripping at the stitching so probably need to add new one to go onto the shopping list too! May put the small one up instead. Will wait on weather report from Estrellita and Baraka before we decide. 

Many beaches just like this around our anchorage.

We had our first rain, and it was nice and heavy so we have clean decks again. Shared anchorages with Leon as they are going where we have just been and vice versa so it's good to get recent update . We  have been given 3 anchorages in the 1000 islands group north of Jakarta, 3 at Krakatoa and two more on the Java side of the straits before we head to Cocos Keeling. David cleaned terminals and redid the earth and altered revs on governor on genset  and now seems to be working better. 54 hz inst of 49. He's now wiring the auxiliary battery charges into a new location because old position caused damage from battery gas. Used to have sealed AGM but now have regular lead acid. 
Leon Bowles and Crew on Bombora.
Thursday 5th July  This morning at 7 am!! Leon pulled alongside and we boarded Bombora, a Whitby 43 and went over to the light house  a couple of miles off. Lengkuas lighthouse is 70 M high so its good climb and in this lovely weather the view is great. Lengkuas light house is made up of thousands of numbered sections of cast iron and  was bought out from England and erected in 1882 by the Dutch.  

On Friday morning  we will go to a morning market for fresh produce, then to Immigration officials and Port Captain to clear out of Indonesia, then see Harun, get more fuel filters and oil and pick up the sail which we hope has been repaired. We will then leave Saturday or Sunday towards Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java. About 200nm. -- 
 There are a lot more pictures in the Taipan Photo Gallery. See link 

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