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August 30, 2005

Selat Alas xing OK

DAY: 77
LOCATION: Pulau (island) Lawang (off NE coast of Lombok)
LATITUDE : S 08 degs, 18.52'
LONGITUDE: E 116 degs, 42.19'

Just a quick one to say we made it OK across Selat Alas safely to Lombok. It did turn out to be somewhat of a struggle against a 3 knot southerly current. With our bow compensating a full 45 degrees to starboard of our heading we were able to keep on the intended course and avoid getting sucked south down the Selat. This was at slack water during high tide though! By the time we reached the other side the tide was beginning to kick in to the south also, thereby increasing the flow. So the crossing of Selat Lombok to Bali in a few days will be interesting. I think the emphasis will be less on where we end up on Bali so much as just making it to land somewhere on the east coast.

Back in the mangroves getting eaten alive again on Pulau Lawang just off the NE coast of Lombok.

Mt Rinjani peeking above the clouds on Lombok during the xing this morning.

Posted on August 30, 2005 2:24 PM


Just finished reading Steve's book "pedalling to Hawaii", after meeting his father Stu in his local. Really loved it! Godd luck with the rest of it!

Posted by: Rupert at August 30, 2005 2:31 PM