When a sailor crosses the equator they must give an offering to King Neptune. But what do you give, and what should you wear? As true Brits we dressed up for the occasion and sent a message from THE QUEEN.
This is our first encounter with ‘civilisation’ since leaving Sabang. Apart from the occasional fisherman, we haven’t spoken to anyone!
We’re in Sumatran waters now and piracy continues to plague seafarers, so what does it mean when a fishing boat follows and circles you for some miles in open water?
We love local food and found some wonderful places to eat, but when you come across an illicit bar selling beer and pizza it’s difficult to pass up the opportunity!
The last time we had been in this area was in 2013 when we made our emergency sail from the Maldives to Langkawi, after a gale damaged SY Esper
Desert islands, friendly locals, surfing madness, dolphins, fishing, AIS scare, pirate scare, lightning scares and the biggest scare of them all – Anak Krakatoa!