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.
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?
Desert islands, friendly locals, surfing madness, dolphins, fishing, AIS scare, pirate scare, lightning scares and the biggest scare of them all – Anak Krakatoa!
Since we will be ready to leave after Christmas, we thought it would be interesting to start early, and begin our adventure via a 2500 mile detour round the west coast of remote Sumatra.