From Iboih, Pulau Weh to Langkawi and Georgetown, Penang

Pulau Weh, Aceh

At anchor in front of Pulau Rubiah, Iboih

Right in front of the Island called Pulau Rubiah in Iboih we drop our anchor. Only the following day we find out that we are a bit close to the snorkeling spot for the local tourists, the little boats go back and forth the whole day from 9 to 5 and shake us around every time they pass.

Pulau Rubiah Snorkeling
Snorkeling tourism on Rubiah Island
Super friendly Maritime Police from Banda Aceh
Captain and crew of the Maritime Police Banda Aceh on Weekend exercise

Most of the snorkelers wear an orange swim safety jacket and long clothes. Here in Aceh a very conservative Muslim religion is practiced and the Sharia law is in place.
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Komodo via Sumatra West to Aceh

Komodo National Park

Gili Lawa Laut in Komodo
Sunset time in Gili Lawa Laut, Komodo

On Sunday morining we finally leave Labuanbajo. We decided against a visit of the Komodo Warans, as I already saw them 25 years ago and Reto feels its to much touristic bustle. Therefore we engine straight over to Gili Lawa Laut in the Komodo National Park, there the diving is supposed to be the best. Once there the park rager help us so we can attach to another boat which leaves an hour later and we get our own mooring. Continue reading Komodo via Sumatra West to Aceh

Pasarwajo, Buton and Labuanbajo, Flores

Pasarwajo

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