Anthem Adrift

17 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
14 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
10 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
29 September 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
24 September 2016 | Doom Island off Sorong
22 September 2016 | Waisai, Raja Ampat
17 September 2016 | Pef Island
16 September 2016 | Alyui
15 September 2016 | Alyui
14 September 2016 | Wayag
10 September 2016 | Kokara Besar
08 September 2016 | Doruba
05 September 2016 | Bunaken
03 September 2016 | Manado
26 August 2016 | Tarakan
22 August 2016 | Tawau
10 August 2016 | Pulau Bohaydulang
08 August 2016 | Tungku Bay

Kuna Megalopolis

15 January 2010 | Ustupu, Kuna Yala
January 15

Another day, another island. Each one as freshly captivating as the last. Ustupu, the big city, contains 8000 people not counting mimis (children). Looking like an Amerindian Venice, north end is traversed by numerous canals spanned by bridges. Apart from several plazas and a few wider avenidas, the place is chock-a-block with houses separated by narrow paths. Built with vertical bamboo walls, dwellings have packed sand floors and frond roofs said to last 15 years and not leak. Hammocks are the sleeping accommodation of choice.

A Colombian trading boat, "El Nino Jesus", has apparently off-loaded and is awaiting return cargo, probably coconuts (previously used as money, they now go for about 25 cents). Kuna Yala is lousy with the trees and each and every one, no matter how inaccessible, is owned by a Kuna. You don't mess with the fruit, even aground. Using OPM after personal funds were depleted, purchased bread, intricate mola, feather painting and dinner with cerveza.

Want to stay awhile in every village, but uncivilization awaits, so tomorrow should find ILs and me further up the chain in San Ignacio de Tupile (Tannaquetupu). Eric Bauhaus in his guide suggests the ideal way to see nearby Mono River and its "very large crocodiles", is by kayak... Uh huh. Think I'll take dinghy with fast motor.

Apologize for travelogue. Will try to limit future aberrations.

Vessel Name: Anthem
Vessel Make/Model: 1997 Hylas 46 - MMSI xxxxxx750
Hailing Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
Crew: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Jack: Formerly productive member of the community as a Northwest Airlines Captain who retired to become a drain on, and embarrassment to, polite society. [...]
While I will be delighted if anyone else enjoys these excursions into semi-intelligible foolishness, the primary purpose is personal amusement. This is not travelogue, cruising guide or philosophical exploration of anything in particular, merely random musing of a slightly twisted mind. Despite [...]
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Who: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
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