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.
Krakatao (aka ‘Krakatau’) has been on our bucket list for a long time. And this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail there in our own sailboat and anchor in the caldera. Did it live up to expectations?
“I no longer fly our asymmetrical as I launched the boss off the deck with it one time. Seeing the guy who pays the bills 15 feet in the air is a bit exciting. Now we fly our code zero in all sorts.”
“Why would you go out there? Don’t you like Terra Firma? The firmer it is, the less terrified I am, so why do it?”
We had up to date charts for the whole area and courtesy flags for all the exciting countries we planned to visit. But the planet had other ideas.