EXPLORING INDONESIA'S WILDEST DESERT ISLANDS - SAILING FOLLOWTHEBOAT Ep94
So. We're funny left psychic temple Moonrock. Bay after. I. Think probably our longest, stay in one place since jamadar, when we first started our trip, truly. Special place and as, our friend new, friend john who we met in the anchorage said it's. The jewel. In the crown of the. Animus islands from what we've seen so far so. What, we've done now is we've now gone round the outside the, eastern edge, we. Put the drone up had a bit fun and games of the drone trying, to get some shots of Esper under sail. So. This. Area there's a lot of reefs and that's, the bottom end of a moon rock Bay there that's, where we were yesterday in the dinghy and all. Around that area is reef and then. All the islands, on the southern part of this Bay here are, also surrounded by reef as well so. We've, decided to come around the back visibility. Is a bit hazy today and. There's. Not much wind there's a little bit, of wind at the top into the island but not, much so. This, is a whole new aspect now, we're going to be seeing of the Anam beside ins. We. Will earn our way from one angry to the next and then all this weather came, in. So. We thought we better duck in somewhere, just get a bit of protection so we've come in here and it is stunning you. Got high hills, covered, in forest, all the way around jungle all the way around and we can really hear the insects beautiful, but, we've also got fringing, reef the, whole way around. So. We drop the anchor in 20 meters and we've got 50 metres of chain out. But. We have ended up quite close to the reef so we don't think we probably stay here we'll see how it goes to let this weather pass maybe. Have something to eat and then perhaps move on to the next one. After. The crappy, weather from yesterday, we made it into another. Lake like, Anchorage. And. Behind a glamourous, Elizabeth. There's. A guy doing what we should be doing which, is trolling, a line around this reef now we're and this is a kind of horseshoe, shaped Bay. Another. Bay that reminds a bit of Turkey, these huge high mountains, very, green and, there's. A fringing reef all the way around. Through. There is a spit, of, a.
Half. A foot of water. And. On the other side is a resort, which isn't a resort because they never finished it. So. Pretty still, and lovely. Morning, here on pulip engine, so I thought I would take the kayak out. Get. Into the shade and, just. See what's between ESPA. And the shore, so. Far. I'm, seeing, a lot. Of coral. Much. Of which is in pretty good condition. Some. Of its died. But. That coral, stretches. All, the way to shore. I was, feeling there not too many people come here it's. Been very quiet the, day. And a half that we've been here. So. I made it to the beach area it's, very clean, it's. Very quiet there's nobody here, I did. See a monkey, on the beach from the boat yesterday but it's not around the moment behind, me just seeing the water here that's the mangrove, growing. There. Aren't too many mangroves, on the beach here right opposite, on the other side of, the, harbour here you can see a complete, mangrove. Area. Which is great mangroves. Mean. That the place is healthy and, like. Most other environmental. Interesting. Things of. Course there they're threatened, so whenever you see them live and thriving. It's always good news, here's. The coral it's pretty. Clear. Here, as you can see and, there's. Some pretty nice-looking corals. I'm happy looking coral and some dead coral which, is what we've seen everywhere, but, plenty, of new growth with, those, at. The very at the very tips you'll see this little white dots that means the coral is growing properly away. That's. A small fish in there swimming between the coral as well it's lovely at this time of the day it's really nice and also haven't got the Sun beating, right down on me so, I'm quite enjoying that. When. You go into the shallows, the, the. Coral doesn't look so good it is dying it's covered. In. Dust and whatnot but as you come further out where. There's a drop-offs and where it's little deeper then, you've got a lot of really good healthy, coral please, don't seem to mind one way or another or another cuz, they're everywhere, but. It's very pretty here it's. Gonna be interesting to get under the water also. Looking forward to. Having. A good old kite right around the whole Bay going over to that little spot here, which. Isn't quite a spit, but almost and, yeah. I would, look later see what more we can find. This, is the island of Pulau, fragile. I think, it's cold if my memory serves me correctly. Looking, back out down there is Esper a tanker and, this. Little island here is, one. Of the few islands where they started building a resort but, presumably. They ran out of money because it's been in this current state for a number of years now you, can see it quite clearly on Google Earth there's, a couple of old buildings here, which. Now look like they're being occupied by someone, possibly. A fisherman since there's a fishing boat just here washing. Is out. They have, cultivated, and planted a couple of coconut. Palms on the beach, although, there, are many coconut, palms already so there is some evidence of. You. Know some kind of development but, not a lot anyway, we just thought we'd come ashore because, it is, once. Again rather. Idyllic. Setting. Got. To be careful lots of coconuts, some of ripe some of green so. I suspect quite a few of falling each day, there's. Some ridiculous, amount of people who die each year with coconuts, falling, on their heads so we have to keep an eye for those but those of you see.
Where Liz is standing, over there the other coconut. Plants. Which, is smaller. Rob. Splendid. Little beach here. It's. Easy to see why somebody chose this spot, resort. It's absolutely, magnificent. You've got this great stretch of white sand beach, here, I spit. Another. Beat lagoons. On this side lagoons, on this side coral, everywhere, and, over. There got another really, pretty island with more, white sand beaches I mean what war. You. Sound speechless, I am, this. Is the one island that they've developed or, at least started. To, develop we, can see that by this brick. Wall here, and, they started to build some kind of jetty. And, that's. Pretty, much as far as they got so it'd be interested to know what. The story was here and whether. They are going to continue to develop it or not. What's. Going on here, there's. A very, young family, here, taking. Up residence one of the old huts and she. Just reeled. In this line at the end of it it's a turtle. In. A net and I don't really know why. So. There's two houses, up there yeah okay yeah, as. In. I. Don't know so um but. And we can walk up here. Okay. And. This this is your house. Too. One. For. Okay. Okay. Okay. And you are matching. Yes. Munching yeah this is your. Monday. Okay, okay, you understand, okay good. I told bud to go. But yeah. But. Yes. Yes. Our boat is just there yeah yeah, all gone back. About. It we. Go around. Yeah. Okay. Back to to empower boiling running wing, running, running yeah. I don't know bowling but that sounds about right I add okay. Well I didn't quite, get all of that but from, what I could make out he was saying that there. Are either two or three families here, and of, course he's a fisherman and, that's. His fishing boat down there I was, also explaining that there are a couple more houses up here and. These are the ones that I've seen on Google Earth I don't know if anyone actually lives in them. Why, would you want to live up here when. You've got that beautiful beach to live by but. Just, walking up these see, we've got concrete steps here. It's, quite unusual for. Any of these islands. Uninhabited. And. Over. The other side this is the view that every, yachtsman, and woman wants to see is, their boat an anchor on, its own in a turquoise, bay. Surrounded. By palm trees and coral. Our. Friend the fisherman has. Directed. Us up the hill I remember. Looking at this on Google Earth it is part of or was. Probably part of the development. Somewhere. At the top there are some more buildings and. It's. A good thing that Liz and I doing this because the. Other islands were visited we've cheated with the drone, we. Can just send the drone up to, get these Birds Eye views but. It's. A good bit of exercise this. Especially. On the legs which. Apart. From swimming. Don't. Get much exercise so. It's. A nice workout but of course typically like Mad Dogs and the. English men that we are it. Is midday and. It is rather hot. We. Found the houses at the top of the hill and, they. Actually have glass in them it's. Definitely evidence of still, some kind of development lots, of bats flying around above us. Making. The most of the dark and the cool. And. With majesty no real own we touch and then I was following you and I said I hope you've got that on camera and as I said that bat. Came past me hit me on the head and that has never happened before. I'm. Not scared of bats. Don't. Really want to have one hitting my head. Acaba. Bird. Number. Finger. Okay. Jamie. Burned. A Maori. Ally. Okay. Ally Jamie. How. Do you do, so. I'm here with desire who. Was absolutely fascinated. By the drone, we've. Just been up to the top we've looked at the brickwork that's going on up there and it's quite an achievement I, have to say considering the fact that they have no roads it's. Just a dirt track and down. Here. At. Base camp we have loads, and loads of bricks and she's.
Just Explained, and, I think I'm correct in saying that she and probably. Her friend are the ones who are building they're, actually, building the, work up there so they are taking these bricks by. Hand to. Continue, working there because we, thought that it was a project that had stopped. Run, out of money but it looks like they are still developing it whether, it's for these guys or whether it's for resort we, don't know. You.