• November 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm#42210
    Jamie
    Skipper
    @jamie-ftb

    The Singapore Strait is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. You’ve seen us go west to east and east to west, but how about south to north?! NOT the easiest thing to do when all the traffic is traveling at 12kn and you’re just about managing five. We also announce the winners of the turtle competition – a certain FTBMate might want to take note 😉

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    Peace and fair winds!

    November 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm#42326
    Erika Maxim
    Navigator
    @romanak99

    Hmmm I’m seeing a little ad superimposed at the bottom of the screen. Normally in YT I don’t see ads as I am a subscriber.

    Vicarious sailing while knitting is my shtick

    November 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm#42327
    Erika Maxim
    Navigator
    @romanak99

    I am loving the Millie intermissions. She’s so chill.

    Vicarious sailing while knitting is my shtick

    November 16, 2019 at 8:32 am#42332
    Liz
    Admiral
    @liz-cleere

    She’s like that ALL the time! Even in the worst weather and conditions she just lies around relaxing. She has a a calming influence on the crew. The only time she gets excited is when I get the fishing reel out. 😉 Liz

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    Peace and fair winds!

    November 17, 2019 at 7:44 am#42358
    Gitte Bergknut
    Deckhand
    @gitte

    I hope my little cat Litza will be as calm onboard and when sailing. Great video and as usual lovely views you all are a great inspiration.

    November 21, 2019 at 2:59 am#42542
    Nigel Berry
    Member
    @enessbee

    You do capture the anxiety of these occasions rather well!

    It didn’t look much different to when we crossed the strait late 90s. No AIS then but you just had to duck and weave (as you did). Good excuse to break out a beer when it was all over.

    We were heading up the Malacca Straight towards Thailand so left Nongsa Point marina, headed west along the Batam side, picked up some fuel and crossed. Remember seeing an anchored ship on the Singapore side with its bow caved in. We were blighted by poor visibility caused by forest fires (not much changed there) all the way from Bawean to Batam via Karimata. We wanted to go up the Kumai river to visit the Orangutans but visibility was so poor we bottled it (our radar had given up in Bali). One of our big regrets.

    Fair winds.

     

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