Sailing Shenemere

Mafia Island Our first stop after Dar es Salaam was a 135nm sail to Mafia Island to swim with the Whale Sharks Kilwa Island The next stop was 125nm sail down...

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Tanzania is ranked as the most peaceful country in East Africa. We found the local people are generally welcoming and laid-back. The water is clean and there isn’t any of the...

Our string of world party flags came in handy again as our vessels courtesy flag (a courtesy flag is flown by a ship in foreign waters as a token of respect...

Everything Happens For a Reason While we were frustrated and stuck in Padang for almost three weeks waiting for our new boat batteries to be delivered our mates on s/v Destiny...

What a horrible trip…10 days of into the wind “motoring” from Lombok to the Mentawai Islands off the West coast of Sumatra. The passage took us so long that we missed...

MotoGP- Mandalika, Lombok  The Indonesian motorcycle Grand Prix is part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Championship. It was something I’d never experienced so we took the opportunity to travel to Mandalika...

Gili Air, Lombok is known as a popular tourist hotspot; mostly young party goers pre-covid. We arrived to the more traditional Gili Air as most of the hotels and bars were...

Indonesia has 18,000 Isles covering over 2 million square miles…many choices! Martin was keen to check out the famous T-Land surf break on Rote Island. Surf was off so we waited...

Breakage Was Our Constant Companion Years of “day sailing” might be equal to the amount of wear we had on all the boat’s systems during this 29 day passage We Ate...