Detour to Bira to Build a Boat.
“I did what he said and he doesn’t know it and it change my life.” Ex – pat Chris from Long Island New York.
It is amazing how life turns out. One day you are heading in one direction and then for, who knows why, you heading in a completely different direction.
Bali Misses Out on a New Marina
The recent decision by the company Peilndo Property Indonesia to build a new marina, with the esoteric name of Boom Beach Marina, in Banyuwangi instead of Bali is an intriguing decision to say the least. Most punters would think that Bali would be the number one choice for any infrastructure project that caters to the needs of visiting yachties.
Watch out !! Fish Aggregating Devices Ahead!!
Navigational hazards are a way of life for yachties sailing the seven seas. That’s why the watch system was invented. Skippers always have someone on watch to look for anything that may be a danger to the yacht and crew.
To Lombok : The Fast Way or the Slow Way
“Farther out to sea the commanding heights of Gunung Agung become obvious.” Captain Su on the Lombok Ferry.
“It is a big deal for the people of these remote coastal villages when a large fleet of gleaming yachts anchors in their bay.” Captain Su
Sensational Sailing with WakaSailing
“Waka Sailing is the best of the best. We have a 95% approval rating from our guests,’ said Putri – Operations Manager – Waka Excursion Bali.
“My daughter is living on a remote island near Kupang and even there, every day, tons of plastic washes up on the beach.”– Britta from Blue Water Cruises, Bali
Being the only dedicated sailing journalist in the whole of Indonesia is hard task. The biggest problem is finding something to write about. If you don’t believe me go to any beachside café here in Bali and count the yachts you see out on the water.
“It was only a day trip but it felt a lot longer.” Anis from Asia World
Bali has a totally different feel when you go sailing. The views are sensational and it is surprising how big Mt Agung really is. From the sea it is huge and completely dominates the surrounding topography.
It amazing sometimes what you can learn when you are talking with interesting people. In this case it was Joris Kolijn, General Manager of SeaTrek Sailing Adventures. For example, did you know that Alfred Russell Wallace formulated the theory of natural selection while lying in bed with a raging fever in Ternate here in Indonesia?