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
20 March 2012 | Porvenir, Panama
We are still anchored off of Porvenir. We plan to explore a couple of islands hear near porvenir, this morning: Wichubhuala and maybe Nalunega. Then we will move off to the West Lemmon Cays a short hop of 3 or so miles. Stephen's birthday is tomorrow (13--a Teenager!!). He doesn't know it yet, but tomorrow's stop may be the only place in Kuna Yala that has wifi--so that is why we are heading there :).
This place is absolutely gorgeous--small palm tree covered islands. Many have Kuna Indian's living on them leading a traditional life -- we have been approached by dugout canoes with langusta, fish and bread, as well as the beautiful Molas that they make. The bread is delicious. And we have already bought a couple of Molas.
We are still recovering a bit from the trip down--which overall was easy. Except we slowed down and changed our course to sort of a banana shape to the west of the rhumb line in order to avoid heavier weather within a couple hundred miles of the Colombian coast and its ever present low pressure system. We did the on the advice of the famous Herb Hilgenberg who we spoke to on the SSB at 19:30 UTC each day on 12359 Khz. Unfortunately this meant we made landfall at 8pm--and since it was pitch black and there was about an 8-9ft swell running, we stood off overnight. This turned a 3 day trip into a 4 day trip. Yuck!! We actually left Jamaica late in the morning so we wouldn't get in to early and have to stand-off....sigh.... Oh Well.
Thanks to all who are leaving comments!! We really enjoy seeing who is keeping track of us. Note we will likely be without wifi access for a few weeks--this is all going through satellite. But we do see who is leaving comments through the satellite connection. We may have wifi tomorrow as I mentioned above--but its anybody's guess whether we actually will have any access...