Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Arrived in the Republic of Indonesia.

We arrived in at the city of Kupang, West Timor in the Republic of Indonesia, from Darwin in Australia, on September 27th, 2010 after a passage of 476 nautical miles (885 km) that took us 4 days, 3 hours and 30 minutes for an overall average speed of 4.8 knots. Just a few miles from Kupang we crossed the furthest point from home in this trip and were at 15,880 km as the crow flies. Therefore, we are technically, from now on, going back home. The ride across the Timor Sea was very smooth with virtually no wind for the entire trip forcing us to motor all the way. Motoring might be noisy but it also means infinite electricity and water supply, which we can live with. Down here it is hot and humid so Danielle would take up to three showers per day :-) Ah! We love the desalinator!