The only difference between this tropical island and a boat is that it’s permanently moored. Yes, it has trees (we have masts!) And there are monitor lizards. But let’s not get too picky about it…
We were all set to leave Batavia Marina, but when Jamie engaged reverse we lost all steering and drifted out towards the other boats around us!
Our old Danfoss compressor system came with SY Esper when we bought her, and was probably installed at the time of build in 1989! To be honest, it had become a rusting heap of shit.
It’s polluted, noisy, over-crowded, the traffic is appalling and it’s sinking: is there anything to like about Jakarta? We think so!
Illegal fishing. A sloppy-choppy swell. Chattering-clattering coming from our prop. Something really horrible in the water! What’s wrong with the Java Sea?
Even with the still active volcano reduced to a ridged lunar landscape of devastation, Jamie felt small in the face of the obvious power of nature over mankind. The shore and slopes of ‘Child of Krakatoa’ were still alive and intimidating.