Sailing With Sora

Terry and Karen circumnavigating the globe currently in Phuket, Thailand. Will remain in the area for a refit and some road trips around Asia for a year or so.

09 December 2010
02 March 2009 | Phuket
02 March 2009 | `Phuket
23 February 2009 | Andaman Sea
19 February 2009 | Bangkok
06 February 2009 | Thailand
24 December 2008 | Langkawi, Malaysia
09 December 2008 | Penang
06 December 2008 | Penang
02 December 2008 | Penang
29 November 2008 | Kuhla Lumpur
25 November 2008 | The Straits of Melaka
15 November 2008 | Johor Bahru
02 November 2008 | Singapore
17 October 2008 | Kumai
10 October 2008 | Borneo (Kalimantan)
09 October 2008 | Borneo
03 October 2008 | Kangean
28 September 2008 | Return to Lovina
28 September 2008 | Cruise to Lombok

Never Sail on Friday!

17 October 2008 | Kumai
Karen
I didn't realize that cruisers were a superstitious lot but they are, perhaps with good reason. We remained in Darwin an extra day to sail on safe Saturday and had a great week's sail to Bali. We left Lovina on Saturday successfully missing the hundreds of fish traps between Bali and Bawean. We forgot and left Kumai on Friday!

Weather reports said that we'd have no wind for the next 3 days so we were prepared for a nice long motor sail. Within 15 minutes of lifting anchor we had enough wind to raise the sails and sped downriver until the jib blew out - the head strap broke and ripped out the bolt rope. After dragging the jib from the chocolate brown river, Terry raised the stay sail and we were off again. Meanwhile S/V Barefeet, our friends from Boston with whom we were traveling, dropped their main when they lost its twist shackle. By now we were in the mouth of the Kumai where the river currents fought with the Java Sea agitating the water like a washing machine for hours making boat travel unpleasant to say the least.

After 2 days of rough seas, in which Barefeet's spreader ripped her head sail, a 35 knot thunderstorm flattened the waters into the Caribbean colored South China Sea. We sailed comfortably for the next few days with only huge containerships and barges traversing the shipping lanes to worry about. Conditions were so pleasant we were able to make repairs and receive a few hitch-hiking birds that remained with us for days until we sighted land again.

We caught our breath at Nongsa Point Marina where we checked out of Indonesia and made preparations to cross the busiest container channel in the world, The Singapore Straits.

Cheers to never initiating a journey on Friday! KK
Comments
Vessel Name: Sora
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 55' Ketch
Hailing Port: Pensacola Beach, FL
Crew: Terry & Karen Kreitzberg
About: Terry Kreitzberg is retired and he and his wife are in the process of a circumnavigation. Not in any hurry, will sail till the wheels come off.
Sora's Photos - Johor Bahru (Main)
animal showed controlled the day!
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Created 12 March 2009
Marketing, preparing, and consuming a Thai feast!
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Sailing with the Kreitzberg Family
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Kreitzberg family Christmas amidst the heat, hawkers, and hookers of bangkok
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Rebak Marina during the holidays!
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Created 6 February 2009
Introduction to Thailand
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Street scenes and temples.
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Created 27 December 2008
War Museum and Botanic gardens
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Pristine beautiful beach but polluted seas.
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Bright lights and big cities
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Introduction to Malaysia
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Return to Lovina
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Cruise to Lombok
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Who are we, and just what do we think we're doing?

Who: Terry & Karen Kreitzberg
Port: Pensacola Beach, FL