Category Archives: Indian Ocean Logs

Singapore Redux

We took a bit of a break from cruising, from late April to late June, to visit friends and family in the United States, and see a bit of Hong Kong and China. Returning to Moonshadow, which was lying in … Continue reading

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Lazing Around Langkawi

After a three month summer break in New Zealand, we returned to the island of Langkawi to find Moonshadow looking even better than when we left her. Rodin and his staff at Telaga Harbour Marina, under whose care we left … Continue reading

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A Thailand Tiki Tour

With two rallies, four countries and five thousand miles of sailing all in our wake, we were looking forward to winding down the season with some relaxed and easy cruising. We had more than a month up our sleeves before … Continue reading

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Langkawi and SailAsia Rally Week

The cluster of 105 beautiful islands near the Malay-Thai border called Langkawi was the final destination of our rather loosely scheduled Southeast Asian “rally” that began in Darwin at the end of July. SailAsia, our sponsors, offered the entire rally … Continue reading

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Bali, Borneo, the Kumai River and the Orangutan Rehabilitation Camps

We generally consider Jimmy Cornell’s World Cruising Routes (available on SetSail) to be the bible as it relates to planning our cruising routes. Heading north from Bali to Kalimantan and/or Singapore, Jimmy recommends heading back up the Lombok Strait, … Continue reading

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The Straits of Malacca to the Andaman Sea

Mention the Straits of Malacca to most any sailor and the first thing they are likely to say is “pirates!” This busy shipping lane certainly has a long-standing reputation as one of the world’s piracy hot-spots, and rightfully so. But … Continue reading

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Singapore

The twenty mile trip across the Singapore Strait was a welcomed culture shock for us. Indonesia to the south, where we had spent the past two months, is about as third world as it gets, beautiful but impossible. Singapore, on … Continue reading

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Bali to Borneo and Singapore

We generally consider Jimmy Cornell’s “World Cruising Routes” to be the bible as it relates to planning our cruising routes. Heading north from Bali to Kalimantan and/or Singapore, Jimmy recommends heading back up the Lombok Strait, along the east coast … Continue reading

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The Darwin to Kupang Rally

July 23, 2005 Sometimes the most difficult aspect of cruising can be saying farewell to friends we’ve met and places we’ve visited and come to enjoy along the way. This was certainly the case with Darwin. We had spent … Continue reading

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