This is the dark side and difficult side of sailing around the world.
In this episode, we have some difficult times on Nandji. First Bonita's Dad has a heart attack back in Australia. We decide she needs to fly home solo and be there for her dad to help him on the road to recovery. Meanwhile, Yosh and Tallula remain on Nandji in remote Indonesia. Bonita returns from Australia after 2 weeks and we stay in our friend house for a night, off the boat. Returning to Nandji the next day, I realise people have been onboard and have stolen our stuff!
Just pop down to the shops to pick up a few things.... This means a full day scooter riding and a 100 nautical mile sail!!!
In this episode, we are out in the Mentawai Islands in need of supplies before some bad weather arrives. Yosh heads into the town to get some fuel, food and other essentials for the potential week of bad weather and being boat bound. Bonita has been braving her way through a relentless toothache for a while now and since the only dentist around is 100 nautical miles away, we set sail for the main city of Sumatra, Indonesia. Padang. With more bad weather inbound, its a rush to get everything done and get out of the city. As Bonita returns form the dentist, she is ready for anything!!
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we are faced with every sailors worst nightmare. We are under sail on passage miles off the coast when a vessel charges straight at us. We gybe, change course and the vessel does the same thing and continually charges straight at us... What do you do? Pirates?
We have been sailing in Indonesian waters for the past 5 months and have now over the last 2 years sailed all the way through the Indonesian islands from East to West. We have not feared pirate attack, but should we have?
At the end of the last episode, whilst happily sailing at 4 knots a boat charges at us and puts us under their spot light. What do we do? Lets discuss this situation and we would love to hear what you would do if in the same situation...
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