Yesterday we had a great sail from Pt Sirumerang to the town of Lewoleba on Lembata Island. Great is relative - we sailed more than we motored for the first time since Darwin. The passage through Selat Boling (known to yachties as Boiling Strait) was great fun, with 4-5 knots of current pushing us along at 9 knots over the ground.
|Zen Again Track|
|Dutch yacht Dalwhinnie|
|The coolest little OB van I've ever seen!|
|Anchorage from ashore|
This morning we walked the 4km to the traditional markets where we bought a bunch of bananas for Rp3000 (A$0.30), 30 eggs for Rp4000 (A$0.40) and two coconuts for Rp7000. The highlight of the walk to and from the market was the local scouts & guides (or similar) working on cleaning litter from the roadside. Most Indonesian towns are littered with plastic bags and containers everywhere. It's great the kids are learning to not just drop rubbish everywhere.
This afternoon we walked into town to explore. Happily we found a bank with an ATM which accepted our card. Many ATMs in Indonesia are in separate booths with their own air-conditioning. Makes for reliable machines but perhaps slows down customers as they rejoice in a little cool air!
|Sunset over another smoking volcano!|