Tuesday, January 14, 2014

YOLO to Bintan crosses the Equator, Oct 2013

Our last leg was from Batu Beriga to Bintan, and we had wind and current against us for three days!  Apparently, we weren't the only ones fighting the elements as these three swallows found YOLO at sunset and settled in for the night.  I had to move the one out of my way during the night and he barely woke up long enough to chirp at me once.  One of the other two snuggled up together didn't survive the night and we found him in the bottom of the bag where he is perched here.
A big local fishing boat anchored out in the middle of nowhere. The water here was less than 100' deep the entire way, and this boat just dropped an anchor and stayed there off the coast.
We had dolphins swimming with us and playing at the bow for a while. 
One of the dolphins was a small baby, but the bigger ones always kept between it and the boat.
YOLO crossing the Equator again!  If you blow up the picture, you can see that the latitude of our position is 00 00.000 degrees S.  We are once again in the Northern Hemisphere of the Pacific Ocean.

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