Lexington - Captain Bob: one last send
This is my attempt at a little art in my photos. It is taken from our hotel. In the foreground is a water lily flowering in a pot with the background being Mt. Rinjani. image1 image2 image3. read more...
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
On the second day of our tour we went to Sembalan to stay at the Wisara Nusantara Hotel which was very nice. The plantings around the hotel were wonderful. There were orchids, roses, water lilies, amyarylis and surprise lilies. I will show in photos. The rooms were very basic, room (15x25), bed with one sheet, tv, bath and small porch. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel provided in a package. I wanted an extra butter for my toast for which I paid an extra 2,000 Indonesian dollar (rupees) which was 0.18 US dollars. We then went to the Sendang Gile Waterfalls near Mt. Rinjani, a tall (11,000+ feet) volcano mountain.It was the usual trek to see a water falls and get in the water. Our guide and driver were very nice. The guide spoke good English but understood questions very poorly and. read more...
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
We have made it. We are all checked into Lombok and we are half way around the world. We have tours scheduled for the next few days. I will send more laterMay fair winds fill your sails with any adventure Bob. read more...
Lexington - Captain Bob: 11*. 10'. south. 123*. 51 ' east
I do it all the time but it still amazes be that I can stay in touch with people around the world while sailing around the world.My 50th high school reunion (Bryan Station) is scheduled soon. I will truly miss going to see everyone. Thru this blog I have been in contact with Joe Fast, a classmate. Joe writes for the Paris Kentucky weekly newspaper. He was letting me read a piece he had penned about the anxiety of deciding to attend or not attend a 50th reunion. He plans to write about his feelings after attending. The natural tendency is to worry about being sized up by your peers. Have you been successful?Have you acquired wealth? Did you marry right?Were you able to stay married?Do you have grandchildren?What comes up if you google your name?Then the next big question is what is. read more...
Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/7/2017 11*. 12 ' south. 125*. 48' east. headed to Lombok.
We are headed to Lombok. Unfortunately we have a bad combination, light winds and a tight schedule. Sam and Karen's daughter is meeting us in Lombok. We are trying to coordinate our arrivals which is sometimes hard to do on a sail boat. Right now we have 12 knots of wind that we could get by with but we are motoring to try to maintain a speed of 6 knots. If we could get 14 to 16 knots of wind we could easily sail and make good time. We have some long legs coming up. It will help us knock off some degrees. From Lombok to Africa is around 5,000 miles I think. It will be broken up with stops at Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling, Mauritius, Reunion Island and then to Richard's Bay South Africa. At Lombok we will be about 183 degrees out of 360 degrees of a circumnavigation. When we get to. read more...
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
We are back in Darwin Marina after a weekend visiting Kakadu National Park and Leitchfield National Park.We rented a small van that was set up for camping. We invited Gary Chapman off of Skylark to go with us since he wanted to go and we had an extra seat in our van. We did a lot of walking in very hot weather accompanied by many mosquitoes and flys to welcome us to Australia. We tried to learn a lot about the Aboriginal People and their customs. May fair winds fill your sails with cool comfortable weather!I will show some photos with explanation image1 image2 image3 image4. read more...