Mediterraneo

Vessel Name: Mediterraneo
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 45
Crew: Stefan & Silva
24 December 2014 | Langkawi Island
03 November 2014 | 1 25.08'N:103 39.48'E
31 October 2014 | Pulau Mesanak
28 October 2014 | Tanjung Kelayang
22 October 2014 | Kumai
17 October 2014 | Anchored at Raas Island
09 October 2014 | Medana Bay marina
19 September 2014 | Labuan Bajo
13 September 2014 | Riung, Flores, Indonesia
31 August 2014
26 August 2014 | Kalibahi, Alor
19 August 2014 | Wetar, west coast
17 August 2014 | Banda Sea, Indonesia
13 August 2014 | at Banda Neira
07 August 2014 | Saumlaki
03 August 2014 | Saumlaki
01 August 2014 | Arafura Sea
31 July 2014 | Arafura Sea
30 July 2014 | Arafura Sea
23 July 2014 | Mount Adolphus Island
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24 December 2014 | Langkawi Island

Langkawi

Arrived at Langkawi islands yesterday. The 380NM passage from the Johor Strait to Langkawi was a piece of cake after sailing through Indonesian waters. Even most fishing boats had AIS (automatic identification system) and fishing nets were marked by flesh lights at night. We motored/motosailed for 2 days through the Malacca Straits stopping at the Pangkor Island, followed by a night passage from Pangkor to Penang. In Penang, we parked the boat in the Straits Quay marina and spent 5 days with our friends Junie and Tom at their 23rd floor apartment overlooking the marina. Penang has a lot to offer and its capital Georgetown is a UNESCO heritage area with the best food Asia has to offer. The last 60NM leg from Penang to Langkawi was great and Mediterraneo (finally) sailed averaging over 7.5 knots in 15-25 winds. It is great to be out of equatorial doldrums.

03 November 2014 | 1 25.08'N:103 39.48'E

In Malaysia

Arrived to Puteri Marina, Malaysia, yesterday. This is the final destination of this year 4,600NM and 5-month sailing adventure from Brisbane.

31 October 2014 | Pulau Mesanak

Equator crossing

Crossed the equator today with an appropriate equator crossing ceremony for the king Neptun: bucket of water over our heads, offering of nibbles and drinks to the king Neptun and towing behind the boat at 6 knots. Are now only about 100NM south of Singapore.

28 October 2014 | Tanjung Kelayang

Belitung

At Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung Island, our last official stop in Indonesia. Clearing customs and departing for Malaysia tomorrow morning.

22 October 2014 | Kumai

Kumai

Spent 3 days in Kumai, including the 2 day orangutan tour. The town is a shithole but the orangutan tour is worth the visit. Will be leaving tomorrow for Belitung Island, about 300NM (2 days) from here. Belitung will be our last stop in Indonesia this year and we will be heading to Singapore and Malaysia next week.

17 October 2014 | Anchored at Raas Island

On the way to Borneo

On the way to Borneo (Kalimantan). Left 4am this morning for a day passage (75nm) from Lovina to Raas Island in company of our Norwegian friends from "Oda". From here we have 315nm to go to Kumai and will do it in one go starting tomorrow morning. Several other yachts are already on the way to Kumai so it should be a good company for the planned 2-day jungle trip up the river, including watching orangutans living in the wild.

Langkawi

24 December 2014 | Langkawi Island
Arrived at Langkawi islands yesterday. The 380NM passage from the Johor Strait to Langkawi was a piece of cake after sailing through Indonesian waters. Even most fishing boats had AIS (automatic identification system) and fishing nets were marked by flesh lights at night. We motored/motosailed for 2 days through the Malacca Straits stopping at the Pangkor Island, followed by a night passage from Pangkor to Penang. In Penang, we parked the boat in the Straits Quay marina and spent 5 days with our friends Junie and Tom at their 23rd floor apartment overlooking the marina. Penang has a lot to offer and its capital Georgetown is a UNESCO heritage area with the best food Asia has to offer. The last 60NM leg from Penang to Langkawi was great and Mediterraneo (finally) sailed averaging over 7.5 knots in 15-25 winds. It is great to be out of equatorial doldrums.

In Malaysia

03 November 2014 | 1 25.08'N:103 39.48'E
Arrived to Puteri Marina, Malaysia, yesterday. This is the final destination of this year 4,600NM and 5-month sailing adventure from Brisbane.

Equator crossing

31 October 2014 | Pulau Mesanak
Crossed the equator today with an appropriate equator crossing ceremony for the king Neptun: bucket of water over our heads, offering of nibbles and drinks to the king Neptun and towing behind the boat at 6 knots. Are now only about 100NM south of Singapore.

Belitung

28 October 2014 | Tanjung Kelayang
At Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung Island, our last official stop in Indonesia. Clearing customs and departing for Malaysia tomorrow morning.

Kumai

22 October 2014 | Kumai
Spent 3 days in Kumai, including the 2 day orangutan tour. The town is a shithole but the orangutan tour is worth the visit. Will be leaving tomorrow for Belitung Island, about 300NM (2 days) from here. Belitung will be our last stop in Indonesia this year and we will be heading to Singapore and Malaysia next week.

On the way to Borneo

17 October 2014 | Anchored at Raas Island
On the way to Borneo (Kalimantan). Left 4am this morning for a day passage (75nm) from Lovina to Raas Island in company of our Norwegian friends from "Oda". From here we have 315nm to go to Kumai and will do it in one go starting tomorrow morning. Several other yachts are already on the way to Kumai so it should be a good company for the planned 2-day jungle trip up the river, including watching orangutans living in the wild.
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