|Posted by Tim Henning on August 30, 2010 at 2:09 AM|
Indonesia-Kupang to Flores. This is not our first trip to Indonesia. The last time we were here we were on vacation from Japan and stayed at a 5 star resort complete with swim up bar on the far far west part.
August 1st, 2010: From our Indonesian check-in port in the far far east and poor, but populated town of Kupang, we started our Indonesia adventure.
Both the Mayor of Kupang and the Governor of Timor had parties for the Sail Indonesia Rally.
As part of the Indonesia rally we all left from the town of Kupand and were to head to the village on Alor, however the 3 knots of current and 15 kts of wind against us persuaded us to take the more comfortable trek to anchorage # 9 recommended in the 101 anchorages book. There we rendezvoused with old friends La Palapa, and got to meet new friends from Baliwhoo, and Scottfree. We also met people of a power cat from Australia that now lives in Bali named Mike. Several local fisherman also used this majestic anchorage located at the base of several volcanos.
From there it was just one beautiful remote anchorage after another. On the morning of Aug. 7th we were not comfortable with the next anchorage spot so we headed toward Wodong and hoped to make it before nightfall, which we did.
The next day Heartsong II arrived and that afternoon we had a lovely meal at a quaint little backpackers lodge a a few beers then dinner on Victory Cat. On the 8th of Aug. we headed to Maumere which was a little bigger town but smaller than Kupang. We anchored outside of Sea World Club Resort, where we setup a beach barbeque buffet for several boats.
The only reason for the name Sea World was I guess because when you set in the beach chair you could see the World of the Sea. However the restaurant and most importantly the bathroom was great and the food was very interesting. . I went to the restaurant and looked at the menu and was sooo pleased to see a club sandwich and I ordered it.. I am looking at a hamburger bun with 3 large slices of cucumber, a thin slices of tomato and something that is green leafy and cheese and a fried egg.. oh and a side cabbage salad. Well what do you expect for $2.50.. Now if I can just keep the flies away I can eat in peace. Thank God for beer.. One day, Tim took a 12 hrs drive with 7 other cruisers to visit some remote villages and the famous three colored volcanic lakes of Kelimutu National Park.