Today we had a fantastic passage from Linggeh to Pulau Gilibodo. Fantastic because we sailed for 5 of the 9 hours during the 40nm passage. The wind was light and for much of the time we were hard on the wind. We had a great time helming manually to get the best out of the boat. What made it even more fun was "racing" first Jolie Brise (a Magpie 34) then Kakadu (a Rogeburg 45).
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Some of the Sail Indonesia yachts don't seem to like having such visitors, but we enjoy the visits - perhaps because Nicki's Bahasa is quite good now. What we've discovered since arriving is that swimming goggles and sunglasses are the goods most frequently requested by adults. They would be very valuable in trading for fresh fish, fruit and veggies. Last night one family rowed a mile back to the village to get the fruit we wanted to trade for clothes for their kids. A trade both parties did well from!