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Billed as the ‘busiest shipping lane in the world’ (although those of us who have sailed across the English Channel might disagree) we weren’t looking forward to dodging between the behemoths in this narrow channel.
With unknown reefs and rocks scattering the seabed running aground was a frightening possibility. And in an isolated part of Indonesia, with no-one around to come to our aid, we were in a precarious position.
This article will be appearing in Yachting Monthly in 2020, but we thought you might like to read the full version here first… How we sailed to Krakatoa and stayed for three days.
Just as we think this sailing life can’t get any better a fierce squall hits as we sail into trouble inside a rocky anchorage.
We estimated it would take about a week to Malaysia if we took day sails and anchored overnight in the lee of places you won’t find in any cruising or pilot guides.