This is a major tourist destination - especially for those that are big into diving, so there are a gazillion dive shops as you walk through the "city", along with lots of "tourist centers" that will help you organize trips out to see the dragons and some very good restaurants too! All in all a fun place to stop and socialize with the many other Sail Indonesia rally boats that are also here.
Soon we will take off into the Komodo National Park to do some exploring, snorkeling and of course to see the legendary Komodo dragons! Very excited!
Spotted our first live salt water crocodile here at Thursday (or technically anchored off of Horn Island) and boy was he a big one. We think he looked to be about 15 feet long and we know it was a "he" because females only get up to 10 feet and he was definitely bigger than that. Wow! Did he look prehistoric! Makes me feel like a T-Rex is going to come bashing out of the trees any minute...
We plan to leave tomorrow morning to make passage all the way to Thursday Island - about a 2 day trip. If the weather holds true to what it's saying now, we may leave to cross the Torres Straight as soon as this Friday!
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