English Posts

Here are the last 25 English blogs. If you want more, then every blog post we have written is available in the archive.

  • The Glass Temple
    We have sailed two thirds of the way around the world and seen many wonderful places and yesterday we added another one to the list. We cycled through Johor to the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple. The idea of building … Continue reading “The Glass Temple”
  • Crossing the “Motorway”
    The Strait of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia is the busiest shipping channel in the world and most everything that passes through them then swings around the south coast of Singapore following a huge marine motorway called a traffic separation … Continue reading “Crossing the “Motorway””
  • Cycling is so dangerous!
    We have cycled in 36 countries: GermanyAustriaItalyCzech RepublicPolandVatican CitySloveniaCroatiaBosnia & HerzegovinaLiechtensteinSwitzerlandFranceMonacoUnited KingdomGuernseySpainPortugalCape VerdeMartinique St. Vincent & the GrenadinesGrenadaGuadaloupeAntigua & BarbudaSt. MaartenSaint MartinArubaBonaireCuracaoColumbiaPanamaEcuadorFrench PolynesiaAustraliaIndonesiaMalaysiaSingapore and today we were once again out on our bikes. And for at least the 36th time … Continue reading “Cycling is so dangerous!”
  • Cycling to Singapore
    About seven years ago I met Christine and Michael in Allgäu (Germany) when their Internet wasn’t working on Christmas Eve. When I mentioned that I was soon leaving to sail round the world, they mentioned that they live in Singapore … Continue reading “Cycling to Singapore”
  • Touristen Sachen
    Pulau Bawean Hier auf Pulau Bawean haben wir unser Wissen über Reis mal absolut vervollständigt, denn als wir hier durch die Gegend gelaufen sind, dachten wir, was ist das denn für ein Getreide, das hier getrocknet wird. Jetzt wissen wir … Continue reading “Touristen Sachen”
  • 1000 engine hours
    We are a sailing boat. So how have we managed to spend one thousand hours running the main engine? We installed a new engine in February of 2019 in Martinique and in the last five and a bit years we … Continue reading “1000 engine hours”
  • A quick trip to Germany
    In Germany we own an apartment that is used as a holiday let. It has a south facing terrace but the guests were complaining that it lacked a decent sun shade and something to block the nosy views of passers … Continue reading “A quick trip to Germany”
  • Boating woes
    We wrote that we were incredibly happy to reach Lombok after the adventure of trying to sail from Sorong to Lombok. We also wrote about how we took our bikes up in to the mountains to escape the string of … Continue reading “Boating woes”
  • The Hills of Lombok
    The wind was blowing from the north west so Artemis was rolling in the swell. We were missing a vital part for the gearbox so could not go any where. It seemed like everything was breaking down. It was time … Continue reading “The Hills of Lombok”
  • East Indonesian Odyssey
    From Sorong on the island of Papua to Lombok, just before Bali, is only 2500 km. A bit more than half an Atlantic crossing and less half the East coast of Australia. A “short hop”. But at the moment the … Continue reading “East Indonesian Odyssey”
  • Night in the Celam Sea
    We are sailing west across the warm, calm Celam Sea. Everything is drying in the sun. Our clothes are hung wet on the safety lines and may be dry in a few hours. There is nothing to see in any … Continue reading “Night in the Celam Sea”
  • Days in Wayag
    You have probably never heard of Wayag. But you have definitely seen pictures of this amazing Indonesian archipelago. Heidi’s son, Michael, flew to Sorong to join us for Heidi’s birthday, Christmas and New Year. Despite his three flights becoming four … Continue reading “Days in Wayag”
  • Island Days
    There is an island in Indonesia that the charts call Sabuda but which the locals all call Pulau Pisang – Banana Island. It is only a few degrees south of the equator and is like the story book tropical island. … Continue reading “Island Days”
  • First impressions of Indonesia
    We have been in the country nearly three weeks now. We have sailed five hundred miles, visited three towns and three villages, anchored in seven bays and met hundreds of people many of whom wanted a photo with us. The … Continue reading “First impressions of Indonesia”
  • Cycling to Tual
    We have now been in Indonesia nearly two weeks so it was definitely time to get on the bikes and go exploring. We are anchored off a beautiful coral fringed beach on the island of Kai Kecil and the main … Continue reading “Cycling to Tual”
  • Saumlaki – the door to Indonesia
    In the early hours of a Tuesday morning we sailed gently into the port of Saumlaki and thus into Indonesia. By sailing two thirds of the way west around the world we had finally reached a far flung outpost of … Continue reading “Saumlaki – the door to Indonesia”
  • Escape from Darwin
    Until now leaving a country has been an easy experience. You visit some official and tell him you want to leave, he stamps your passport and gives you a clearance paper and then you leave. In Darwin you have to … Continue reading “Escape from Darwin”
  • Thank you Australia!
    Tomorrow at 08:30 we have an appointment with the Australian Border Force to clear out of the country after 17 fantastic months. Thank you to every one who made our stay so enjoyable. We enjoyed meeting each and every one … Continue reading “Thank you Australia!”
  • In to the Red Continent
    We have sailed the entire East Coast of Australia. We have rounded Tasmania’s southern tip and Cape York in the far North. With our bikes we have explored the area near the coast and spent a week on a farm … Continue reading “In to the Red Continent”
  • Darwin – At last
    It was a long long way from Tasmania to Darwin but we have finally made it. A week ago – after sailing the distance from Bavaria to India – we finally anchored off Darwin. The plan was to move in … Continue reading “Darwin – At last”
  • Parasailor Review
    Questions from S/Y Aegle Answers from SY Artemis of Lleyn – Suitability for a couple (we are of reasonable fitness and experienced offshore cruisers and racers sailors (less so on the ocean / blue water side) We also sail as … Continue reading “Parasailor Review”
  • Fun with tidal gates
    A tidal gate is a point where the tidal currents flow really fast in one direction and then about six hours later just as fast the other way. They are caused by water entering or leaving a basin on the … Continue reading “Fun with tidal gates”
  • Westwards over Australia
    We have reached the Coburg Peninsula in the far north of the Northern Territories. We hoped to visit an aboriginal village on Croker Island but when we wrote to the town office asking if we could come they wrote back … Continue reading “Westwards over Australia”
  • Give me the coffee …
    Give Me Coffee to Change the Things I can and Wine to accept those that I Cannot unknown We left Thursday Island heading west for Darwin. This being Australia, it doesn’t look far on a map but the reality is 750 … Continue reading “Give me the coffee …”
  • The Torres Strait
    We were anchored off Horn Island in the Torres Strait. The currents run fast and variable between the islands and the Trade Winds are strong. You need to time your dinghy trips well – and keep an eye on the … Continue reading “The Torres Strait”

Every blog post we have written is available in the archive.