Indonesia’s ‘Komodo Island’ is not for the faint hearted. The tour briefing said: not to run if we had a dragon charging us ‘yeah right’.
You smell them before you see them. Weighing in around 90 kilos and 3 meters long, the Komodo dragon is a frightening sight.
At the epi center eight dragons lazed in the hot sun. A staffer threw them some chicken carcasses and holy moly. All the dragons took off like grease lightening to get their share.
Now they were disturbed, crawling around the ground, slobbering, tongues smelling, they now wanted more and were looking at us!
If someone said to me 30 years ago I would be a sailor exploring the world’s oceans in my 50’s, I would have laughed in their face!
Until the year 2000 my entire boating experience was an overnight trip on a ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania at the tender age of 12.
During 2000 to 2009 we pottered about Moreton Bay, Queensland in three different sailing boats.
In 2010 we sold our home and moved on to our beloved Matilda.
We retired in 2014 to enjoy sailing the east coast of Australia. We have sailed south to Eden, New South Wales and to the most northern point of Queensland to Cape York.
2016 was the year we left Australia bound for South East Asia.
My sailing experiences are what I base my entries on.