Another surf adventure

The Cachalot

1979 004

Our second trip to Bali was in  1979, the first being in 1977. We flew out of Darwin, I think it was on an old DC3 twin prop. I didn’t think it would get off the ground, and when it did, we didn’t think it would land. All I can remember is everybody clapping when we did.

Anyway, after we had been in Bali for about ten days, we had the opportunity to sail over to Java and this left hander called Grajagan, which was supposed to be seen to be believed. A couple of days later we met the boat, the beautiful Queen of Ozz , skipper Milton and his first mate Killer. I thought to myself, ‘This is gonna be an interesting trip.’ They had just come back from G-Land, and were dropping off Gerry Lopez and Peter McCabe. During the course of the conversation, somebody asked how big…

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