Out of bed to late and not wanting the long day to Tegapil I picked a spot off a reef where we met a fisherman catching coral trout for the market with the aid of cyanide! Our evening kicked off with some waterspouts and after a fairly cool but windy night early the next morning we hit the road. Once anchored at Tegapil a solider wielding an M16 got the message through to me that we couldn’t stay. I think my message that the commander last year said it was OK got mixed up, although the bit about the commander said OK got through so we stayed only to have Sloop fall off the BBQ while cleaning his …. Tail base? Amanda jumped in, saved him (another life gone) and as I was in the shower at the time he also got treated to one.
It might be worth mentioning, the area we are headed to is remote (northern Molucus/Molukus) we will be changing to the boat radio email system as it could be 3 or 4 weeks before we see internet again. Check the where are we now link on the blog for our position.