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17/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: over half way???

I started this venture January, 2017. I am a little over half way around the world and about 9 months into a 15 month circumnavigation. Actually I started the deciding and planning more than two years before the actual starting date. It is about time for me to try to make some sense out of my madness and reflect some. First of all I will repeat my odd true feeling. If I had known how much trouble and how expensive this trip was going to be, I would have never done it!!!I am too tight with my money!That being said, I have truly widened my prospective, continued to see areas of the world I had never visitedbefore and I have been perplexed by trying to make sense of how the world interacts. As far as the expense is concerned, I did not want to be fixing my boat in exotic places. For that. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob:photos while on internet
Lexington - Captain Bob:photos while on internet
Lexington - Captain Bob:photos while on internet
Lexington - Captain Bob:photos while on internet
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again
Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/15/17 Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/15/17 Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/15/17 Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/15/17 Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/15/17 Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/15/17 Lombok
Lexington - Captain Bob: one last send
Lexington - Captain Bob: one last send
Lexington - Captain Bob: one last send
Lexington - Captain Bob: one last send
Lexington - Captain Bob: one last send
Lexington - Captain Bob: one last send
15/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob:photos while on internet

Water falls on tourimage1 image2. read more...


15/09/2017

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...


15/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: 9/15/17 Lombok

This is a wedding ceremony. The people parade about a mile or two to the brides house. There was loud music and a lot of supporting people. image1 image3 image4. read more...


15/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok

I will post several photos with a little narrative if and when I get internetimage1 image2 image3 image4. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok tours
15/09/2017

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...


15/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: more of Bob and Lombok

Lady in market surrounded by her wares. This was part of a huge market. The fish smells were not the best. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5. read more...


15/09/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Lombok again

This is me entering a religious site for all the religions of Indonesia. It has areas for Hindu, Muslim, Bali something and Christian. image1 image2 image3 image4. read more...


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...


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
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 - 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
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 more photos

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


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...



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