When I posted on Facebook about having downloadable spice lists in a number of languages, Sue Norris aboard Lupari 2 mentioned that she had one for Indonesian. Knowing that many Kiwis, Aussies and “Pacific Puddle Jumpers” cruise through Indonesia, I immediately asked her if she’d be willing to share it. Obviously, her answer was “sure!”
Read below the list for a bit about Sue and her cruising.
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Here’s Sue’s story and a photo of their boat:
and her crew of 2 (skipper Greg and crew Sue) left Hobart Tasmania 2006 to sail to Fiji. We first sailed up the east coast of Australia and, after arriving in Brisbane over a year later, we worked and built up the boat because we realised we were not as ready as we thought we were. We needed a lot of things to make our lives and boat-handling for a short-handed crew more comfortable.
When we left Hobart we had no time frame. We were free spirits . . . cruisers. It was the most adventurous thing we had ever done. We were going to be living off our savings, living as economically as possible to make our meagre savings and this lifestyle last as long as possible, hopefully to Fiji and back to Australia . . .
We were a bit green.
We thought we knew a bit about sailing and, in particular, cruising, but knew there was much more to learn. Our classroom was to be Lupari2 and the big wide, blue ocean. We had never been out of sight of land yet and we were very excited by the prospect of having nothing on the horizon but water and a few solitary albatrosses. We could then call ourselves blue water cruisers.
From Brisbane, after an aborted attempt at heading east, we decided to head north and then west to Asia where friends were waiting for us. We were to coastal hop all the way up the coast (thousands of miles) and iron out any problems and see how far we could get. The engine was old and starting to give us problems so we were not sure but the trip to Darwin across the “top end” went without too many problems. Crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria was the first time we were out of the sight of land. We had ordered a new engine to be delivered to us in the Malaysian island of Langkawi. And so we were ready to sail out of Australian waters to South East Asia. But we only just made it to Malaysia.
When we arrived in Malaysia after 3 months in Indonesia the engine stopped permanently.
Plans had to be changed and we sat for 6 months in the marina waiting for and then installing our new shiny Yanmar engine.
Our website/blog documents our celebrations and catastrophes: www.lupari2.com