At long last after nearly a week of sailing through the Sumba straight from Kupang we have arrived at daybreak to the island cluster belonging to the Komodo National Park. The current through this area was so strong we found ourselves having to inch our way through with the tides. After anchoring near an outer island and waiting for the current to change in our favor, we are now anchored at Komodo Island in the heart of the park. These islands appear to be volcanic in their origin and host little vegetation. Adventure awaits.
Komodo National Park is host to giant manta rays and Komodo dragons – the last of the living dinosaurs. Tomorrow our plan is to start with some drift snorkeling down “manta ray alley”. We’ll then sail to Rinca island where Komodo dragons are known to live.