Monthly Archives: August 2012

homeward bound

Back at Selanka island with a final 6hr trip to Tasik Ria to come. Last night we experienced the first westerly winds of the trip. Here, people speak of west season and east season, the wet and dry. West brings …

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SPOT our location

  Don’t forget you can see exactly where we are, 24hrs a day, by following the link to (to the right of this page). SARInfo, a Swedish company, donated the use of the SPOT locator beacon, the Satellite phone plus a …

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What matters is that we’re all safe and happy

  The title of this post comes from the words of a kind man – a Bapak – whom we met at 11pm last night and bid farewell at 5:30am this morning. The Bapak was part of a group of men who, having seen …

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Thanks for the donations! 1 week left to raise $4760

  I’m posting from Karikatang, to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all those lovely people who have made donations to Hugging the Coast. Given the last minute, unforeseen expenses (a dodgy import tax bill, for a start, equalling the …

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Johanna here: the day after the Independence Day celebrations at the southern end of Tagulandang, we travelled to the north of the island, so as to be ready to make the next big crossing. In keeping with the serendipitous happenings …

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independence day

Wind has dropped so onwards we go. As you may see from previous post internet challenges still! Yesterday we were invited to participate in the formal independence day celebrations on tagulandang and found ourselves sitting on podium with uniform clad …

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Photos from Nain

Finally, an internet connection! Some photos from nain, more to come…

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Winded in on Paradise – Selanka Island

  Johanna here: we have been winded in at Selanka, a tiny island off the village of Lamanggo on Pulau Biaro, for an additional 3 days now. We have found ourselves the guests of a generous but absent owner of a …

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Nain and onwards to Biaro

Johanna here: We spent 2 full days in Nain, meeting with seaweed farmers and observing daily life in the Bajao village. Because it is Ramadan, we heard the festivities through the night and it is no wonder that those people …

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