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Larkabout 2009 The Larkin's World "Tantrum" tour 2008/2009.

Singapore to Penang

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [426]

Our second go at the Malacca Straits. The water is a poisonous green and the whole coast is heavily polluted. You can’t even see Sumatra. It is very busy, but we are wobbling up the outside lane, far enough over not to be bothered by the big ships and ... Read more >

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En route to Malaysia – Java and South China Seas

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [698] | Comments [1]

Well, see opening comments, really. As I speak (11 30pm ish 1 December), we are anchored about 25 miles south west of Singapore, having a wee breather from the noise and inexorableness of the always efficient Perkins and will leave tomorrow morning to ... Read more >

Bali and Lembongan

INDONESIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [603] | Comments [1]

The crew at Ashmore were not only friendly and professional, but useful –Cameron (Customs) had passed on to us a phone number for a friend of his (Mickey) in Bali that might prove handy, and boy did he. We left for Bali Monday evening and arrived early ... Read more >

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Ashmore Reef

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [1117]

And so we motored all the way to Ashmore reef, arriving about 11pm on Friday. Now here was a surprise. There was a bloody great boat in the anchorage when we got there. And just as we had finished shuffling about In the dark looking for one of the moorings ... Read more >

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MALAYSIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [512]

We sailed almost all the way to Darwin (this is significant as we basically haven’t had any wind since the day before we arrived there – that day was so calm we stopped the boat and the boys jumped in for a quick swim) and got in about 2am Monday 27 Oct.... Read more >

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Things to remember:

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [534]

 Cape Melville, completely covered in boulders the size of cars as far as you can see. Bruce chucking a line over the side and snagging a 10kg Spanish mackerel about 3minutes later. Fish fish the family dish. Dinner, lunch, dinner again…it was jolly big, ... Read more >

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Mission Beach to Thursday Island

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [1276] | Comments [1]

Left Clump Point and Nellie who came to see me off 28 Sept and arrived Cairns that night at about 8. We had 5 days in Cairns sorting last minute stuff as much as one can, and had a really pleasant time catching up with Ray and Christine who had moved ... Read more >

Sunday 30 November 11pm

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [324]

Crossed the equator at 8pm. Didn’t bust out silly hats and bubbles because forgot  to pack them– Jack said oh for goodness sake it’s not like you didn’t know. Oops. Will have to do it next time or the time after that or the time after that. Quite a few ... Read more >

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Moments from first watch Thurs 27th night

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [290]

Our sail last night started in a spectacular fashion, both the coasts to the left and right of us were subject to successive percussive lightning strikes and looked nothing less than that they were being bombed. We noticed on our way past the east coast ... Read more >

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Thoughts from night watch v. early Thurs 27 Nov

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [273] | Comments [1]

There is some speculation that merely being present on a moving boat gives the body a measure of anaerobic exercise – this may be true but nevertheless we are all getting a tad floppy.  In my own defense I wonder whether my body had been holding itself ... Read more >

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Gallery: departure

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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