Day 77, Year 3: Eighteen Hours to Departure
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 5:00 pm Darwin Time
Weather: FINE
Location: Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

We have spent our day plugged in here at the Sailing Club doing laundry, making phone calls back home, and uploading photos. Mark has spent the entire day uploading photos. He does have photos posted through Day 35. We posted Days 1 through 20 while in Cairns and were only able to add fifteen more days while here. But we did try. It is just so very slow. Mark is still connected and trying to upload one more photo file, Day 67 Day Trip to Kakadu. I think he might get that one uploaded as well, and that will have to be it for now. I spent part of the afternoon outlining our travels of the next five months for our kids. We are trying to find a way to get them over here for a visit. So since I have the outline, I thought I’d share it with you as well.

–July 26 to July 30-Passage to Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia
–Early Aug to Mid-Sept: Indonesian Islands from West Timor to Bali
(Alor, Lembata, Flores, Rinca, Komodo, Sumbawa, Lombok, Gili Air, Bali)
–Mid-Sept to Early Oct: Bali and Java
–Mid-Oct: Kalamantan (Island of Borneo)
–Oct 3: Singapore
–Nov 14 to Mid-Dec: Sail Malaysia Rally from Johor Baharu to Langkawi
–Mid-Dec: Langkawi, Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand
–Mid to End of Dec to End of Jan, Early Feb: Phuket and Surrounding Area
–First of Feb: Leave Phuket for Red Sea or South Africa

We plan to spend Happy Hour here to connect with folks before the exodus tomorrow morning. And then we will go back to Windbird, put the dinghy on the deck, and get ready for take-off.

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