Today we had yet another challenging passage, but at last we're here at Medana Bay Marina on the NW coast of Lombok. The marina has pens for about a dozen yachts, moorings for 20 more, and room for a further 20 to 30 to anchor. We are anchored in 20m at 08 21.606S 116 07.710E.
|Zen Again Track|
|Zen Again GoogleEarth Track|
|Lenticular cloud over Lombok's Mount Rinjani|
|Our entrance to Medana Bay.|
Note inner reefs shown on GoogleEarth, but outer reefs NOT shown
There's a 6m patch NW of where we turned W
Medana Bay is a major stop for Sail Indonesia. Many of the yacht crews (ourselves included) are renewing their Indonesian Social Visas here. Many are reprovisioning here rather than in Bali. On the 20th there is apparently going to be a big party ashore. The anchorage is already busy but many more yachts are still on their way. The anchorage will be packed.
For us, getting to Lombok is a big milestone. We have barely looked at where we go after Lombok. We'll start looking at upcoming passages very soon. Here are some stats on our voyage from Darwin to Lombok via Timor, Alor, Pantar, Lembata, Flores, Komodo and Sumbawa islands...
- Duration = 62 days
- Miles Logged = 1448 nm
- Progress Rate = 23nm per day
- Sea Time = 300 hours
- Average Boatspeed = 4.9 knots
- Engine Hours = 175 hours
- Engine-On Percentage = 58%
- Fuel Used = 600 litres
- Water Used = 320 litres