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Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
11/09/2017

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...


08/09/2017

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...


07/09/2017

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...


05/09/2017

Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok

We had an early lock time to get out of the marina. We are now just sitting at the start line for the start to happen in about 1 1/2 hours. Yes, some hurry up and wait. We happen to have good internet so I will send a few more photos. image1 image2 image3 image4. read more...


Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
Lexington - captain Bob: 9/5/2017 departing Darwin for Lombok
04/09/2017

Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park

This is Gary Chapman from Skyelark at Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park. We thought we would be refreshed by putting water on our heads and faces. The water was about 80 to 85 degrees.image1 image2 image3 image4 image5. read more...


Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
Lexington - Cushion Falls in Leitchfield National Park
04/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob more photos

Gary at a billabong. image1 image2 image3 image4. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
Lexington - Captain Bob more photos
04/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park

More photos of trip to parksimage1 image2 image3 image4 image5. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
Lexington - Captain Bob: Kadadu Park
04/09/2017

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...


Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob:9/4/2017 Darwin
31/08/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour

World Criusing arranged a tour for the group to go to the Adelaide River with the main attraction being crocodiles. We were fortunate enough to have an excellent bus driver who was also a tour guide and historian who took delight in informing and entertaining the group for the travel time to and from the site. At the Adelaide River we boarded about a 35 foot pontoon type boat for a trip along the Adelaide River. It is a river which remained muddy even in the dry season because the reverse current causes by the very high tides does not allow the sediment to clear from the water.Crocodiles are protected in Australia. They were hunted severely in the past. Australia allows crocodile farms for production of the hides used in luxury items. The sex of a crocodile is determined by the ambient. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
Lexington - Captain Bob:Adelaide River tour
30/08/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Darwin

I took the afternoon to visit the oil tunnels and the museum of the Royal Flying Doctors and the WWII bombing of Darwin. The oil tunnels were built in the hill side near the port of Darwin to make their oil reserves less threatened by air strikes. They built long tunnels to act as oil storage units. They built several but none were put into use before the war ended. They were later used to store plane fuel. They were dug with pick and shovel and one steam shovel. Men were basically drafted into construction corps if the were not qualified for the military. The exhibit has one of the tunnels lined with information and photos of the war and Darwin's role in the war. image1. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Darwin
Lexington - Captain Bob: Darwin
30/08/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Darwin 8/30/17

We have found Darwin to be very nice. The marina at Cullen Bay is very nice and the support business are treating our owners well with work on the boats. Yesterday Emma from Cesarina and I took a hop on bus tour. We spent most of our time at the Darwin Museum. I will show some photos since I have internet. image1 image2 image3. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Darwin 8/30/17
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Darwin 8/30/17
Lexington - Captain Bob: Darwin 8/30/17
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Darwin 8/30/17
Lexington - Captain Bob: Darwin 8/30/17
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Darwin 8/30/17
29/08/2017

Lexington - captain Bob: 8/29/2017 Darwin.

So Sam and Karen went to a romantic hotel adventure. Deitmar was working on his boat engine etc and I was going on the hop on bus tour of Darwin. Emma, Deitmar's significant other had nothing to do so she ask to join me. We had a lovely day together on the Big Bus. We topped it off by stopping in a country and western store and bought Australian hats to match. I will show a photo at the end. She looks much better in her hat than I do. Helen and Mick are leaving the boat Owl to joinMisto to go from New Caledonia to New Zeeland. Owl threw a big dock party for their departure. Everyone drank more than we should. Owl had a very nice party with beer, wine and food. The party went on from 17:30 until after 23:00 which is when I left. At that time the last boat had come in in the still of the. read more...


Lexington - captain Bob: 8/29/2017 Darwin.
Lexington - captain Bob: 8/29/2017 Darwin.
Lexington - captain Bob: 8/29/2017 Darwin.
Lexington - captain Bob: 8/29/2017 Darwin.
27/08/2017

Lexington - Darwin. Cullen Bay Marina

 We have made it to Darwin. We are on a pontoon outside the marina. We had to stop here to be decontaminated for possible mussels on our hull and in the water intake thru hulls on the boat. They put a disinfectant up thru the thru hulls and then we have to sit here for 10 hours until we can open our thru hulls and use the boat. We are scheduled to enter the marina at 07:00. The tides here are large. To get into the marina we have to go thru a lock where they keep the marina water at high tide level. This is the only marina I have seen like this. We went to an open market in the early evening. There were lots of food vendors and people selling all kinds of tourist stuff. Interesting but very touristy. I will attach a photo looking out to the sea. May fair winds fill your sails with. read more...


23/08/2017

Lexington - 10°. 47'. south. 139°. 03' east

 So I figure I need some real posts about the less than ideal conditions of sailing around the world. These are just some random thoughts that popped into my head after Karen was just now thrown out of the port cockpit bench and onto the floor in the center of the cockpit with a significant thud. She was just sitting there reading her iPad and a wave caught the boat and her body at just the right angular moment to throw her three feet. After making sure she was alright, I told her she should find a husband that liked pool boys and drinks with umbrellas. Boating is not for the faint at heart. At the end of the Caribbean 1500 each year they give a prize for the biggest baddest bruise. Not quite as bad but not very romantic is that I have spent the morning sewing. I repaired a place in. read more...


22/08/2017

Lexington - Lizard Island 8/18/17

We sailed thru the night to arrive at Lizard Island at about 08:00. This is a very nice place in the outer Barrier Reef. We had a moderate wind that let us average 6 knots or a little under for most of the night. Early in the day it was very light and we motored. I am sitting in the cockpit writing this as a small 6-12 passenger prop plane lands. It is amazing what is done in the name of pleasure. There is a nice resort here and I guess people fly in for their stay. Another plane just landed. The tourist trade in the area is impressive. It is hard for me to judge because I just get a glimpse of what is going on and I am of course seeing the tourist stuff because I am a tourist. This has to lead to one of my favorite stories of residency training. I was seeing a patient with a very small,. read more...


22/08/2017

Lexington - 8/17/2017 16°.14’S.145°.32’E Headed to Lizard Island

We just spent two nights in Port Douglas Marina, actually the Reef Marina. I was surprised at how big and busy it was. It was a moderately large marina with a lot of big motor cruisers and even more excursion boats of any and all kinds. There was an 18 foot pontoon boat to rent to cruise up the river to fish, bird watch, or look for crocodiles. There were dive and snorkeling boats that were huge aluminum catamarans, guessing 125 feet by 75 feet holding hundreds of the crew’s closest friends to go out on the reef diving or snorkeling. It was booming at 7:30 in the morning and dead at 7:30 p.m. There were condos and resorts all over the place. We may have found where they got the idea for Hilton Head. We choose to rent a car and drove to the Daintree National Forest. It is a large expanse. read more...



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