s/v MORNING GLORY

19 January 2014 | 02 21.241'S:105 37.595'E, between Bangka and Sumatra
10 January 2014 | 02 44.5'S:111 43.9'E, Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo)
07 January 2014 | 06 59.103'S:114 07.199'E, East end of Madura, Eastern end of Java, Indonesia
24 December 2013 | 08 30.473'S:116 01.389'E, Lombok, Indonesia
19 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
14 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
06 December 2013 | 08 31.113'S:119 52.065'E, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
05 December 2013 | 08 23.583'S:120 02.972'E, Flores Sea
04 December 2013 | 07 57'S:120 49'E, Flores Sea
03 December 2013 | 07 16.0'S:122 11.7'E, Bone Rate, Indonesia
02 December 2013 | 06 03.9'S:124 08'E, Wakatobi, Indonesia
01 December 2013 | 04 54.932'S:126 13.158'E, The Banda Sea
30 November 2013 | 3 42.134'S:128 10.149'E, Ambon City
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Melissa's Garden, Raja Ampat, Papua
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Raja Ampat
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Banda Neira
18 November 2013 | 1 53.459'S:129 43.990'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
18 November 2013 | 1 13.245'S:129 45.069'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
17 November 2013 | 0 26.578'S:130 26.639'E, Raja Ampat
10 November 2013 | 0 57.185'S:130 40.136'E, Raja Ampat

Start of Day 10 to Indonesia

22 October 2013 | 14 05'S:144 01'E, Inside the Great Barrier Reef
Arthur
After a couple of trying days dealing with our steering problems, all is in good nick. We replaced the hydraulic ram end with a spare we had on board, greased the bearings in the ram ends, and bled the system. All seems to be good. So we are heading north to the Torres Strait via the route inside the great barrier reef. Its beautiful here. Its a fast ride since we don't have the big ocean swells to deal with. Currently its blowing just shy of 20kts, and we have a small chop of a couple of feet. Our position as of 0145 UTC is 14-05S and 144-00E. No point in giving a heading as it changes regularly with the route, but its generally north to the torres via the inside route.

In order to work on the hydraulic system we stopped behind Stanley Island in the Flinders Group north of Bathurst Head. Very pretty spot. We were in company with a 300+ foot private yacht, a small commercial trawler of some sort, and a small 20-24 foot power boat tha was mostly open. A couple was camping on the small power boat. The helicopter on the big yacht came and went 3 times while we were stopped. Wonder where they were going.... Wish we were able to explore this area a bit--it looks fantastic. Some friends of ours told us they stopped in about the same spot in 2005--they said there were signs on land to "beware of saltwater crocodiles". We are definitely in that part of the world... We plan to fly back and explore Australia a bit by plane and car sometime before we leave southeast asia for south africa.

...back to keeping watch...
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Vessel Name: Morning Glory
Vessel Make/Model: Catana 431
Hailing Port: New York, Ohio, North Dakota
Crew: Arthur, Amy, Stephen & Rivers Hoag
About: Life is too short to live behind a desk and let a school raise your children. So, we are showing them the world--we are trading the crazy stupid risks that landlubbers accept with blindness and choosing a different path with eyes wide open. Warts and all....
Extra: So far: Bahamas, Jamaica, Kuna Yala, Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Societies, Suwarrow, Am. Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Chagos, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa.
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