As I said in our last post we had to say good-bye to Brigitte in Kupang. With a heavy heart we sadly took her out to the airport for her 6.30am flight yesterday morning. She flew on Lion Air where the slogan is ‘We Make You Fly’ then Alec and I headed back to SHAMAL and as we watched her plane fly over we upped anchor and set sail for a Komodo about 250nm away where we will see the famous Komodo Dragons. Brigitte has not seen all the lovely places we are yet to visit, but we did a quick run out to an Island just 5 miles off Kupang on her last night so she could have a swim in cleaner waters.
As most of you will know Ch16 on ones VHF radio is the emergence channel or the channel by which you make contact with another boat or station and then move to what is known as a working channel to talk. No not here in Indonesia. Ch16 is the chit chat channel. The other morning someone came over with meow meow and answers came back in Indonesian which just encouraged the caller to carry on with their ‘cat’ calls for half the morning!