|Fremantle Sailing Club Harbor Sunset|
We are safely back in the Fremantle Sailing Club Harbor, after a record (for us) sail of 215 nautical miles in 24 hours between Geraldton and Fremantle. We had a lovely reach in 15-20 knots of wind from the northwest. The wind was consistent and stable for the entire 24 hours and the ocean more like a lake than the Indian Ocean. The night was beautiful with clear skies lit with a full moon and zillions of stars. In short, it was one of the nicest sails we had during our journey. We were lucky that our strategy of waiting for good sailing weather paid off, as this is a notoriously difficult passage.
All in, over the last 3-1/2 months we sailed 4024 nautical miles during our round trip from Fremantle to Bali, Indonesia. In Indonesia, we sailed to the western end of the island of Flores, then back through the Komodo Islands where we departed for Dampier Australia on July 5th and made landfall and cleared Customs on July 11. We took the next 6 weeks to harbor-hop down the west coast of Australia back to our point of origin for this trip, Fremantle.
What's next ? Some time back home in the USA planning the next adventure.
In the mean time we are writing some reviews of equipment performance, as well as lessons learned on our journey, that we will post on this site that may be of interest to fellow crusiers.