After surfing epic, Indonesian perfection all day, the OceanGybe boys are hungry for more than waves and head to the local market for dinner supplies. “Kami mau dua ayam banyak, saya potong” translated from Bahasa Indonesian into English literally means, “We would like two big chickens, we will kill them”, but when you order a chicken in Indonesia, it arrives warm, feathered and definitely clucking.
WARNING: If you are squeamish (like Bryson…see him gag @ 06:48), a vegetarian or from PETA, please be advised, chickens are killed in this video and you might not want to watch. Plus there is some great surf!
Well hello faithful OceanGybe Blog readers! I see that our last blog entry is from August 13th, a while ago for sure. An explanation is in order I suppose. After almost 2 months cruising the islands of eastern Indonesia, we found ourselves in Bali, the hub of tourism in Indo. It was a bit of a shocker for sure. On the 2nd night I found myself deep in an air-conditioned mall and had to make a run for it. Continue reading →
In Indonesia, there are no typical local grocery stores in the small towns and villages as there are in North America, and to get groceries, one can’t just cruise the strip, get what you need and go. We have relied on locals in each location to assist us in obtaining staples such as eggs and flour. Continue reading →
Since leaving the island of Rote two weeks ago, we have not seen another cruising yacht, or any boat other than rustic Indonesian fishing boats. Khulula is running on empty. It has not rained in a month, and fresh potable water is all but non existent on these arid regions of Eastern Indonesia. Our small “back-up to rain catching” water maker is running 4 hours a day simply to provide for our drinking and cooking needs. Of the once abundant colorful line of yellow diesel and red gasoline jerry cans that inhabit the rail, only one of each remain, the rest having been relegated empty and spent to the rear lockers of the boat. Continue reading →
by Shane Robinson
It is just past sunrise and there is not a breath of wind on the ocean. We currently have a left and a right hand reef break on either side of Khululu both within 200 meters of the boat. Except from the 5 people on board Khululu there are two other surfers in this bay – both of whom are also visitors to this tropical paradise. As far as surf vacations go – one couldn’t ask for more. Continue reading →