26 October 2013 | On the Equator....or close to it!
Equator Party –
On the Equator at
There are 6 boats and of course we have to have a Equator Party! Complete with a potluck and lots of libations flowing……..this is the 3rd time we have crossed the Equator. Each time we offer something to King Neptune. Only 3 more stops until Bintan, where we check out and have our final farewell dinner with the rally.
Most people are headed on to Malaysia and Thailand. We’ve joined Sail Malaysia rally as they are offering 50% discount on all marina stays and haul-outs. That’s good for us, as we need some bottom paint & will leave the boat in Malaysia before heading home.
We’ve done 6,000 miles this season since returning to the Solomon’s, to Port Moresby, thru the Torres Strait and on to Kupang, Indonesia. Kupang thru Indonesia to Bintan was about 1,700 miles……whew, that is some water under the keel! We need a vacation!
The Rally Finishes –
This is the final entry for Indonesia. We had an incredible farewell dinner and an excellent band for our last night. There’s only 5 boats left and the other 40 have left. We decided to hang in Bintan for a couple days & enjoy. We are at Nirwanana Resort. Five star with a pool and a host of other activities. It’s a nice way to catch our breath after 3 months of the rally.
Tomorrow we head for Singapore where we’ll be for a week or so. Then on to Malaysia, across the river.
I’ve added the route for the rally so everyone can see all the stops we made. Enjoy!
Colleen & Tom