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May 23, 2020

The island of Belitung doesn’t make it easy to get ashore. During the night, I was pushed away by a storm and tide. I was rowing hard and from the heart. I have arrived on the smallest island jet - 100x200m. There is no virus here, but there are coconuts, papayas, 5 ca...

May 22, 2020

For a couple of days I was scanning the horizon for a piece of land, but with no luck until today. The small pancakes in the sea are clear indicators that I am approaching the island of Belitung. It feels like finally reaching and scratching that  itchy spot on your ba...

May 18, 2020

Monsoon rain-clouds are testing my resistance to water.  Despite being an Aquarius, my skin has become wrinkled as a raisin. Belitung is getting closer. 115nm, more or less. 

May 14, 2020

This is something new! A tanker parked in the middle of the Java sea. If I had seen it during the night, I would have thought that I’m dreaming, but there it was, under the bright sun. Or wasn’t it? =)
255nm till the island of Belitung. I wonder if they will let me com...

May 11, 2020

At last, the Java sea has changed its face and the long days of struggling against the current are behind me. I’m cruising with favorable current and wind and heading to Belitung island.

May 6, 2020

I have reached the shallow part of the Java sea. It’s kind of weird seeing a 3.5 m depth mark on my GPS screen and not being able to see land.

May 1, 2020

It seems that I’m off the cargo ship highway Australia - China. Today I saw the first ship heading to Singapore. Brotherly feelings. 

April 30, 2020

Is eating dry, un-cooked oatmeal bad for you? I don’t think so, and that is why it is my new-found snack of choice :)

April 29, 2020

I'm still in the Makasar pass. The wind changes all the time. The main goal now is getting around the South point of Borneo island. Keeping a safe distance ;)

April 25, 2020

The conveyor of the favorable current is out of business. Tides are starting to push me around both physically and mentally. The favorable current was a strong allay. Now things will be less predictable and there is only one way of reacting to this. Let’s do this! 

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April 20, 2020

Long forgotten feelings. I have found a favorable current. It’s tasty as a gulp of fresh air, when you open the tent door. This morning I was faced with a mighty storm of more than 20 knot magnitude, but the current was working against it. Wonders of the Makassara pass...

April 16, 2020

The day before yesterday, my water desalinator ended its carrier. I took it apart and found the culprit - a 4x0.5 cm fish had blocked the pipeline. Water on!

April 14, 2020

Barely caught a glimpse of the Makassara pass, before it hit me a firm left, right and a closing straight into my face. Will try to go around it.

April 12, 2020

North-West point of Sulawesi! Wouldn't lie, if I would tell You, that this was planned to reach by 20th of March!!😮

Wouldn't lie, if I would tell You, that I have mixed feelings regarding the Celebes sea🤔😃! Haha, ok, someday, I will tell for sure! It really was amazi...

March 26, 2020

Coastal rowing is underrated. With Ocean rowing boat, which is not the quickest to manoeuvre it's quite risky. For those, who likes the moment of discovery, there are plenty. Every new bay opens something magical. I love it! Ahh, yeah, I don't have picture of the braki...

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