To Sumatra, at last!

It’s been in the planning for two years, and we’re so excited to be on our way. The first leg was a 225 mile crossing to Palau Weh from Phuket.
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 and cut short our plans to sail to South Africa.
This time we would be better prepared…

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Two days and nights of weird water made this first passage a little more interesting than we had anticipated. We’ve sailed through turbulence, counter currents, eddies and overfalls before, but nothing like this. Every few miles we crossed a ‘river’ of strangely behaving water which stretched as far as we could see from east to west.

If anyone can explain how and why the seas are behaving in this particular way we’d love to hear from you!

Peace and fair winds!

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