Our prop fell apart 100 nautical miles from land. With little wind to sail, we are adrift in the shipping lane... How do we get out of this one?
In this episode, we are adrift in the Malacca Strait. Our prop fell apart over 100 nautical miles to land. We have 3 countries where we can go, but because of covid, these all have their complications. With little wind and no engine, we need to try and sail our way out of the shipping lane and back to port, where ever that may be...
What a nightmare this was!! This is the second day of our passage sailing from Malaysia to Indonesia
In this episode, things take a drastic turn for the worse. After working so hard to escape the clutches, lockdowns and rules in Malaysia regarding travel, we are on our way to the next chapter in our lives and are on our second day of passage to Inodnesia. After 30 hours of glorious sailing we had made massive in roads on our 150 nautical mile crossing across the Malacca Strait. Then, in the middle of the shipping channel, surrounded by ships, things go horribly wrong.
What is like to spend 24 hours at Sea? this is the beginning of our passage sailing from Malaysia to Indonesia.
Let the journey begin! We leave Malaysia after spending the last 18 months in the country. We were stuck, have worked crazy hard completing a second refit to our boat and then had a baby. Lock down after lockdown, Nandji is finally free and on the move again! We have a 700 nautical mile sail to reach our check in port of Padang, Indonesia. The first part of the journey involves crossing the bust shipping channel, the Malacca Strait. This is area is protected from the open ocean ground swell but it is close to the equator and large unexpected squalls can happen at anytime. Picking a gap in the monsoon winds, we begun the dash across to Indonesia. We were lucky to have the perfect weather forecast window for this passage. Nothing else to say, let's go! On to the next chapter of our lives!
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