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Pasarwajo, Buton and Labuanbajo, Flores


Pasarwajo Regierung
The government buildings of Pasarwajo overlooking the bay…
FAD und Moschee in Pasarwajo Bucht
…in which there are plenty of FADs and Moorings for fishing boats

Our next stop is Pasarwajo, on the island Buton just across from Wangi Wangi.

Also here we are immediately welcomed by Rusdi, who probably has had to charter a boat just to come out to see us. Continue reading Pasarwajo, Buton and Labuanbajo, Flores

Amahusu, Ambon and Wanci, Wakatobi

Amahusu, Ambon

Unfortunately our time in Ambon is in the middle of the rainy season.

She San an der Mooring in Amahusu
SHE SAN on the mooring in Amahusu

The wind comes from all directions and funnels over the hills, the rain goes straight into the cockpit due to strong currents turning the boat out of the wind. We are happily sitting inside, enjoying the cooler temperatures and the fast internet… Thanks to our neighbor Santy we have changed to the best mooring in the field and to make sure Reto dives down and checks it. Continue reading Amahusu, Ambon and Wanci, Wakatobi

From Sorong to Ambon


Check in preparation in Doom

Arriving in Sorong we have 15 to 20 knots winds from the south so we happily duck behind Doom Island, a place recommended within the sailing community.
Doom island kids
Friendly kids on Doom island…
Doom Sorong
… Village road in Doom…
Tahu and Tempeh
…and we buy our first fried Tahu (Tofu) and Tempeh (Tofu with whole soy beans) – really tasty and for sure healthy too!!
Jhons house
In front of Jhon’s house

Until a few years ago the check in process in Sorong was known for long waiting times and bribing was common but we read that this has changed completely nowadays.

After talking to three other cruisers who were both happy using Jhon from Doom Island as a translator we go over to talk to Jhon.

Having figured out the distances between the different offices we don’t understand why we would need to take a rental car for RUP 100’000.- (USD 7.-) an hour, so after a bit of discussion we agree with Jhon that he comes with us, but we go by local transport.

Continue reading From Sorong to Ambon