Archive for November, 2007


Indonesia – Riau Islands

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
From the outset we knew Indonesia was going to be interesting, we just did not realize how interesting! Just getting into the country is a challenge in itself as the government flip flops over the rules (and rates) and local officials offer a highly flexible and varying interpretation. Add to this traversing the busiest sea lane in the world, our virgin equator crossing, a direct lightning strike which fried the electronics and tried to fry Jon, almost running out of provisions and a delightful stopover on a private island to watch the rugby world cup final. What more could you ask for in 6 weeks!

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Indonesia – by Alex

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
This is me jumping off the boat in the Riau Islands, which is in Indonesia. At first I was so scared I wouldn’t put my foot on the railing but then Nicola jumped off so I decided to do it too.When we were in Indonesia we got struck by lightening. Right now some people are trying to fix the lightening damage. We lost some of our electronics, and we had to steer the boat aswell as our autohelm was damaged. I am now quite good at steering.    
       

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Indonesia – by Nicky

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
For the last few months we have been in Indonesia.One of the places where we anchored I took a picture of my best toy Snowy. She sleeps with me at night and is very cuddly. I even took her to Pangkil, a private island, where we stayed for four days with four other families. I met a friend called Annie and on the last night we were there, my sister and I had a sleepover with her. It was great fun because my mummy let us talk after lights out for 10 minutes. At Pangkil we also had a midnight swim, a treasure hunt, and we went fishing. It was so much fun. I did not catch anything but Annie did.    
   
       

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