The day started out with light conditions but winds and seas still on the nose. The day went fairly well until about 1500 when things really started to get choppy. We ducked behind the last few islands before our planned destination and came in the back door to our anchorage at Kentar Island.
Eyeball navigation in these waters.
This is well protected and we're looking forward to a quiet night before continuing on directly to Belitung starting tomorrow morning. It will be 230 nm miles almost certainly motoring directly to weather. We just hope for the best conditions and we'll get there eventually. It's my hope this may be the last windward bash until coming back up the west coast of North America. We'll see!
2016 will be our 9th year heading west, more or less, since departing our home port of Humboldt Bay, in Northern California.
Airstream is a Wauquiez Centurion 42 built in 1985 and re-rigged in 2006.
We are retired airline pilots with 57 years between us flying airplanes for a living. Offshore navigation has been a common place event in our lives but the transition from 600 knots to 6 takes some getting used to.