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
My Turn for a Post
05 June 2012 | Galapagos to Marquesas
I thought that I should give my impressions of the the passage and a little update on how we're doing. It also gives me something to do at 1:00AM. The days have flown by but yet the passage seems never ending. Arthur says he's a bit bored but I find that there's not enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to do. Sleeping takes up prime daytime but then again watches take up prime sleeping time. I think having one extra adult for a night shift would make this a totally different passage.
Provisions have been holding up well in some things and not so well in others. We have plenty of meat in the freezer. Catching fish anytime we want it helps stretch that. What I would kill for is a banana. Those were gone the first week when my green ones ripened on day 2. I tried to save a watermellon for the second week, but when we got to it it had liquified -much to our dismay. I did not buy enough apples or potatoes. I have 5 potatoes that I've been hoarding and will roast tomorrow, and I have 2 hard green pears that I will spilt for an afternoon treat tomorrow and that will be it for the fresh fruit. I still have carrots and a few onions, one very wilted green pepper to keep my last wilted stalk of celery company, and lots of green oranges that are so sour that noone can eat them. I also have a big pumpkin that no one seems to like. I put it in soup and I roasted it but no one but me likes it. I forgot that I have three tomatoes that have finally ripened. I bett er use them tomorrow before they go bad.
The kids are doing well. We are craking the whip to make them keep up on their math and writing everyday. Rivers finished her history and science books for the year. Stephen has been dragging his feet when it comes to schoolwork. We took a break from the books while we were in the Galapagos and now he doesn't want to start back up. The boat motion also makes it hard to study but it doesn't stop him from devouring two large book series. He's finished the 10 book Arthur Pendragon series and is into book 6 of the Alex Rider series (thank you s/v Liberty and Jill for the books). We have limited electricity because the autopilot and navigation electronics use so much, so the kids can't watch movies and play the computer all day.
Tomorrow is Arthur and my 20th wedding anniversary. Maybe I'll bake a pumpkin pie to celebrate.