We left Galle Harbour after a bureaucratic problem had been resolved The problem was that we had not left the evening before because of the bad weather and so departure date was different on the forms ! We finally motored at 09.20 away in fine weather and light winds but once away from the lee of the land the wind picked up and by 13.00 that day we had 25 knots from the north east . We proceeded to a very rough night as the wind increased and the sea built . This lasted quite long enough for us until late the following evening but apparently the wind funnels through the Palk strait between Sri Lanka and India and is often strong in that area .Surprisingly the wind changed to the WSW on the nose on the third day which was awkward but at least it was only about 13 kts so we just had to be patient as we needed to conserve our fuel as much as possible so sailed rather than motored .Finally the NE wind resumed on the last day and we had a nice sail to Uligan and arrived at 17.30 just in daylight and anchored of the island in 18 metres .Anchoring is tricky with so much coral once again Hobson springs to mind.There were usual casualties of a passage this time the wind generator and the fuel generator and also the new computer we had bought for the trip with all the on board e-mail system and weather on it ! Uligan is a very basic strictly Muslim island so no chance of any repairs here ! Hopefully we can repair the generator as we have offers of help from the other boats here.
- Nongsa Point to Keppel Marina Singapore 12th November 2018: the final leg of our circumnavigation.
- Lombok to Nongsa Point 28.10.2018 – 07.11.2018
- Thursday Island to Lombok 8th October to 24th October 2018
- The Northern Queensland Coast Cairns to Horn Island, Torres Straits 27th September – 8th October 2018
- Hamilton Island to Cairns 20th June -16th July
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