Greetings from Indonesia!
My name's Isabelle. I've quit my job a few months ago to travel around the world. I'm currently in Indonesia
after 4 months in Thailand
, Laos, Cambodia
. I've always envisioned sailing being a big part of this trip. I've recently completed my RYA Competent Crew course sailing from Phuket to Langkawi which was absolutely amazing and made me very hungry for more.
My dream has always been to cross to Pacific to Latin America as a crew member
. I've placed a few announcements in marina's so far which have not yielded much result. That's quite alright, since the real goal for me was to reach Fiji
, which is from what I gather a good place to be between July and October (especially September) and I was determined to stay there as long as I needed to make it work.
Now that I am in Indonesia
however, I realise that reaching Fiji
is not as easy as I thought. Although flights are generally cheap
is South-East Asia
, Fiji is a whole different category. I'm wondering if it's feasible to hitchhike my way to Fiji sailing. I'm really lacking in information on sailing in the Indonesian archipelago, a topic vague enough to make Google
of little help. The information I've gathered so far as that ships in this area either sail North to Hong Kong
, or East to South Africa
. Is there no westward activity at all? I could very well make it all the way to Port Moresby. Is this a desirable alternative? I'm also under the impression it's too late in the year now to try my luck in Australia
or New Zealand
. Would you agree?
I hope I'm not out of line for boring you with my train of thoughts, but I am very new in the sailing community and any information or advice you care to share would be helpful and keep me from having inane conversations with myself. I'll certainly keep an eye out on the crew wanted
postings on this forum and keep trying the marina's.