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