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.
Three or four metre waves hitting your sailboat beam-on doesn’t always make for the most comfortable of overnight passages. But we were sailing, and that’s what it’s all about!
Just yer average life at anchor next to a tropical island: boat work, beach walking, beer drinking… using a hookah (that’s hookah, not hooker!) for boat maintenance.
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…