Day 88, Year 3: Farewell to Kupang
Date: Hari Selasa (Tuesday), Bulan Agustus 5, Pada Tahan 2008
Weather: Sunny with No Wind . . . Again
Latitude: 09 degrees 44.211 minutes S
Longitude: 123 degrees 36.480 minutes E
Location: Overnight Passage from Kupang, West Timor to Kalabahi, Alor
Kupang Harbor always seems to have way too much wind, but the minute we were clear of the harbor the wind just died. So once again we are motoring. We will travel about 130 miles to the northeast to reach the island of Alor tomorrow. For the next month, we will be traveling in the province of Nusa Tengarra. Alor is one of the eastern islands in the province. We will island hop from east to west from Alor to Pantar, Kawula (also known as Lomblen and Lembata), Adonara, Flores, Rinja, Komodo, Sumbawa, and finally to Lombok. We exit Nusa Tengarra in Lombok and head from there to Bali and Java. We had a wonderful introduction to Indonesia during our stay in Kupang and we are looking forward to traveling through these islands. I don’t think I ever really understood the geography of this part of the world until this past week when we started seriously planning our route. According to the Lonely Planet, Indonesia is made up of 17,508 islands that are home to 242 million people. It is the world’s fourth most populous nation after China, India, and the United States. So we have lots of places to go and people to meet!
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