Arrived Belitung on Sunday 13th October after 54-hour sail from Karimunjawa. We plan to depart Belitung this morning 17th, bound for Batam near Singapore. All well onboard.
Arrived Karimunjawa Island after 26-hour sail from Bawean Island. We will stay a few nights before sailing to Belitung. All well onboard
Arrived Bawean Island yesterday morning after a nice 48-hour passage from Lombok Marina. All well onboard
Arrived Lombok Marina after stopping and visiting Rinca Island and seeing the Komodo Dragons, Sebajor Besar Island (great snorkeling in the pass), Gili Lawa Darat (more snorkeling), then Saleh Village on Sumbawa
Arrived Labuan Bajo town on Flores Island on 3rd September. Nice to be in a town with some facilities and shoreside restaurants. All well onboard.
Arrived Pulau Jampea in the Taka Bonerate Islands. All well
Arrived Baubau in Buton Island Southeast Sulawesi, all well onboard
Arrived Pasar Wajo on 19th August. All well onboard
Arrived Ereke in North Buton on 9th August. A larger fishing town with houses on stilts out over the water. All well onboard.
Arrived Tifu village on 2nd August. All well. No cellphone coverage, no electricity, no running water. Very small isolated community of about 300 people
Arrived Banda Naira Island yesterday around 2PM local time. Got the last remaining spot med-moored to the deck in front of a small motel. This means we dropped the anchor then reversed towards the motel and tied lines ashore to keep us in position.
Arrived Debut, Kai Islands, Indonesia on Saturday 20th July around 2pm local time. Did about 700nm from Thursday Island Australia in 4 days and 5 hours. Lots of paperwork for customs and immigration in Indo but all officials were polite. They did look through the boat fairly closely.
Arrived Thursday Island at the top of Australia yesterday. Left Cairns 2nd of July, stopped at Lizard Island, Portland Roads, and Margaret Bay. All well.
Arrived Cairns on Tuesday 11th of June after overnight passage from Townsville. We’ll stay here a couple of weeks.
Arrived Townsville this morning (Thursday 6th June). Fast 20 hour passage from a Hook Island in the Whitsundays. Wind was solid 20 knots with gusts to 25. Will stay at Breakwater Marina for a few days. All well.
Anchored for three nights at Thomas Island. We hiked along the rocky shoreline and then went swimming in beautiful clear water. Very refreshing. Heading to Hamilton Island on Thursday morning for a few days.
Arrived at Thomas Island Monday afternoon after two nights anchored at Scawfell Island and before that an overnight passage from Keppel Bay Marina to Scawfell. No rain the last three days—nice for a change. All okay on board. SV-Hylite.blogspot.com
Departing Keppel Bay this morning bound for Scawfell Island, then Thomas Island, then Hamilton Island. Taking about a week to get to Hamilton.
Arrived Keppel Bay Marina yesterday (Tuesday 21st of May) at 11AM. We did 340 nautical miles from Mooloolaba in 48 hours for average speed of 7.1 knots. A bit rough first 24 hours with wind and waves on the beam and contrary current. All ok.
Arrived Mooloolaba around 4pm. Rained about half the time but wind was good. Got soaked when we arrived to dock. All okay otherwise.
Departing Manly, QLD for Mooloolaba this morning.
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