A warm welcome to Deb Bott with her travel highlight entry titled. Karimunjawa.
Matilda’s sojourn in SE Asia…………..
Matilda’s anchor drops in to 20 meters of magnificent blue water. Coral fringing reef is visible around the main island as well as its scattered local islands.
Snorkeling here is a must do. We see colorful fish, rays, turtles, sharks and beautiful coral every day.
Ashore we are welcomed by the locals. Their smiling faces and shouts of hello are typical of the people in Asia. The children love posing for a photo.
The nightly seafood market for the locals is a treat for all those who visit the island.
Life is so relaxed here.
Matilda is at Karimunjawa, Indonesia.
If someone said to me 30 years ago I would be a sailor exploring the oceans of South East Asia in my 50’s, I would have laughed in their face!
Until the year 2000 my entire boating experience at the tender age of 12 was an overnight trip on a ferry from Melbourne to Launceston in Tasmania.
During 2000 to 2008 we pottered about Moreton Bay, Queensland in three different sailing boats.
In 2010 we bought Matilda. Sold our home and moved on board.
During 2014 we retired. Sailing Matilda south to Eden, New South Wales and north to the very top of Australia to Cape York.
2016 was the year we left Australia bound for South East Asia.
These experiences are what I base my entries on.