We sailed 50 miles towards the pirate zone and straight back to night watches. This meant that after several days of freedom in the jungle, Esper had the ‘graveyard shift’ from 01:00 till dawn. It was our job to be on full alert and to wake up the other boats and inform the patrol boats should we see any strange activity on the water.
This time on night watch, instead of staying up together, we divided the shift in half: Jamie from 01:00 till 03:00, then Liz taking over till dawn. These times work for us as Jamie is a night owl and Liz an early bird. Watch the video to find out what it’s really like to take a night watch at anchor and be on the lookout for pirates.
Rounding the worst part of the passage on Sabah’s eastern coast, we headed towards the relative safety of Lahad Datu accompanied by a storm, which threatened to catch us the whole way.
Then three days R&R anchored next to the town where we provisioned and shopped.
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Peace and fair winds,
Liz and Jamie xx
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