Monthly Archives: May 2014

Good Weather and Fun at Cocos

On Friday the weather finally got much better at Cocos Islands. The winds clocked a bit further to the east, and lessened. And the sun was out more consistently. The weather on the weekend was even better. So, we have … Continue reading

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Dreary Weather Underwater Fun

Since Sunday we have had some dreary weather. Mostly overcast skies, lots of squalls with winds strong (25-30 knots) sometimes gusting to near 40 knots. We have had to hunker down in the boat a lot waiting for the occasional … Continue reading

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Trouble Getting Internet

Friday morning our friends on s/v Gryphon 2 arrived a little after dawn. An hour or so later, the Australian Police – who serve the customs and immigration function here – showed up at our boat to clear us into … Continue reading

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Cocos Island Arrival

We had to pay close attention to our sailing today to ensure we maintained more than 8 knots of speed the rest of the day, so we could arrive before dark at Cocos Island. Since we had been maintaining 8 … Continue reading

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Day 3 to Cocos

The first two days we had lighter winds than we hoped at times. It made it a bit challenging because we had to tweak the sails due to variable conditions in order to keep our speeds up. But, there were … Continue reading

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Giggling Start Day 1 to Cocos

Had a great start leaving from the western end of Sunda Straight where we anchored near the Ujung Kulon National Park of Indonesia. Using a tide prediction program called Total Tide, we knew there would be favorable currents if we … Continue reading

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Got Fuel and Waiting for Wind

We got fuel the next day at Carita. The young men sent an english-speaking friend to negotiate and help with the process. The picture here is of the interpreter and me in front of a little restaurant on the beach. … Continue reading

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