Monday, 21 April 2014


April 18

As we were not able to get to Broome as planned, where Steph, Sam, Mark and Mary were going to join us for an Easter cruise of the Kimberley's, they have joined us here in Bali instead.

So once again we move back to Seminyak, this time Villa Bima, just round the corner from where we were last here at Villa Capri. There are now 7 of us again.
I have included a new link to my Vimeo videos on the Links Menu, or if you prefer You Tube, click here;
and I have posted a video of Villa Bima on the Voyage Gallery page. A wonderful villa.

Meanwhile, the trolley to haul the boat up the beach has been built so as to fiberglass the bottom of the keels; and the decision has been made to get these excellent boatbuiders to also construct a fiberglass hardtop for the cockpit, replacing the cloth Bimini top.
Doing this here saves about $ 10-15k if we did it back in NZ

So we have paint and antifouling being couriered from Jakarta, and hatches on the way from Singapore to incorporate into the hardtop; the boat is up; work is underway; and we anticipate re-launch to continue the voyage around the 28th April .....

It is going to be tough getting back into the voyage after three plus weeks of living in Bali .......!!!


11 April

We move from Seminyak across to the other side of the peninsula to Sanur, and check into the Golden Villas. It is just the 3 of us again. Sanur is closer to the boat, and Ron is going there daily to project manage the work being done.

We will be here for a week, coinciding with a full moon, and high tides.
The moon down the beach at nights has been especially wonderful for me.

There are many ceremonies going on at this time, as the locals give their offerings.

Annie and I have both been doing some more shopping here.
We have been enjoying excellent food, and have made some good friends here

Sanur is quieter than Kuta and Seminyak but certainly no less attractive.