Friday, 31 July 2015

Cocos-Keeling Arrival

Hi everyone,
We are now safely anchored off Direction Island ("DI") at Cocos-Keeling.  We arrived at 1400 (local time) after a passage of 1367nm by the log over 10 days 4 hours.  Entry to the anchorage was quite straight-forward.

We called Cocos Customs on VHF 20 when 12nm out.  They instructed us to proceeed to the DI anchorage and call them again when anchored.  They then visited us in their RIB and cleared us in.  Very friendly guys and clearing in was a no-fuss exercise.

We'll do a full summary post tomorrow, but in the mean time here are a couple of photos…

Approaching DI from the east

At anchor off DI

There are about 8 yachts here at present, including Vulcan Spirit and Apogee.


  1. Congrats to you both on a substantial ocean voyage, the first of many safe crossings I hope. I'm feeling very envious ATM.

  2. Well done Mike and Nicki! Enjoy your time in Cocos Keeling.