I started at 4:00 in the morning and finished at 22:00. 18h of gymnastics with oars. I almost missed Sulawesi. It all ended in a classical way - to get into the bay, I had to crawl against the tide. Voila - a buoy!
The mission was to approach the land, so I wouldn’t get blown too far East. I had to pass two bays because of head-wind and cross-streams. One of them was only 200m away, but I couldn’t get close, no matter how hard I tried. I had to drop it and work my way to the next...
If the conditions are right, it takes about 2 days to cross one meridian (60nm). Once, even 20h were enough. The Eastern length of the 128th meridian will stay in my heart for a while, because it took me 11 days to cross. I’m happy to be in the 127th. Cheers!
One day, the ambient temperature dropped to 29 degrees Celsius and it felt a bit chilly. It seams that I have completely tropicalized. Fortunately, I have a sauna at home, will have to live in there :)
The surprise and joy of the week - in a far corner of the storage space I found a pack of dried apples from Latvia. I thought they had run out long time ago, but now, in the Indonesian waters, they are especially tasty!