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Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Got to Sibolga this morning, after an overnight from the Banyaks. Plenty of action at night, with boats, nets and a 30 knots squall. Managed to sail a good part of the trip which had Russ stoked. Sibolga doesn't look much from the water but what shocks is the smell... fish sauce mixed with garbage. Had to re-anchor as plastic bags on the anchor wouldn't let it settle. After all the awesome pristine spots we've been it's a bit of a shock to the system, but all yachties say it is better ashore with all the good shops, market etc. We will be finally clearing into Indonesia here, so wish us luck on dealing with the officials.