This week on Sailing Nandji, with over 1600nm to sail west to reach Malaysia and our new motor, we can not waste time hanging around. It is a massive challenge we have set ourselves to sail this far in the changing of the seasons. We are very determined and stubborn, kind of the traits needed to take in this mission! Breaking the trip into smaller passages, we leave our overnight anchorage at Savu island and sail 150nm back in time the islands of Komodo, famous for the largest lizards in the world, the Komodo Dragons. These beasts are quite the sight as they let us know who is boss!
We head out diving the pristine waters around the anchorage and are amazed at the vibrant sea life under the water. We had not been diving for months and were excited to have some fun underwater. We had a great stop off at this amazing anchorage, but with many more miles to sail, it is back to sea we go with the remaining trade wind and make some ground towards Malaysia.
We wish we had more time to explore the other islands of this area. The Komodo islands are a national park and marine park, therefore have some amazing wildlife! The area however is plagued with strong currents rushing between the islands, meaning it is not safe for us to try and manoeuvre Nandji around and against these currents with our current injured motor.
We hope you enjoy the episode and we are excited to share more of our trip with you legends! Yew!
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