Rice paddies on Flores Island
Setting sail early the next morning, we arrived near the town of Maumere on the Island of Flores by midday. We anchored just off the beach by a small dive resort called Sea World.
We had read that Maumere was the largest city on Flores Island, so hopped a bemo into town. We [...]
Sunset over the village
The next port of call on our itinerary was Kalabahi on the island of Alor, about 175 miles north. We were looking forward to Alor as it is purported to have some of the best SCUBA diving in Indonesia. We split the trip into two long day-sails, hugging the north coast of [...]
Kupang on the Island of Timor
“This is Rally Radio…Welcome to Indonesia!” boomed Dick McCune’s voice over the VHF as we crossed the finish line of the Darwin-to-Kupang Rally. Continuing in a voice that sounded like an FM radio personality, “Come on in to Kupang Teddy’s at the end of the beach. The beers are cold!” [...]