On Indonesian reefs we see multitudes of fish but they have alluded our lures. Past tense. Last night a 28kg sailfish dropped by and filled our freezer.
Many currents pass through the tropical seas. If you travel with them its a roaring fast trip, if against them its a tortuous plod. Such is sailing.
Farewell to sheer rock mountains spiking from the sea. Goodbye to stunning coral and neon fish. Adios to the delicious feeling of remoteness.
We are diving in a part of Misool that is a protected marine reserve. The marine life here is astounding! It makes you think about the impact of fishing...
Surrounded by islands that resemble sleeping dinosaurs we happily bob in awe of the view and the occasional passing whale. This place is wild, really wild.
Diving CandyStore reef was exactly that - rainbows of bright coral and clouds of glitter fish. Raja Ampat area is hard to get to but absolutely worth it!
We visit remote wild places but we don't skimp. Last night, while sailing off the coast of Papua, we dined on Vanuatu steaks, roast veggies and french red wine.
Everywhere we go here in Indonesian Papua we seem to be sailing against the wind and waves. Oh well, such is travelling. Drink whisky and continue on.
In the morning, we told the local chief that our female companion really wanted coconuts. Later, the friendly villagers bring us 60 huge coconuts. Nuts!