We left Kudat for an overnight run to arrive Sutera Harbour first light the next AM, that was the plan, but mother nature had other plans. The winds were on the nose from beginning to end for the 100nm trip, we headed north from Kudat, rounded the NE point of Borneo and then turned South, and the wind just followed around to stay on the nose. To add insult to injury the wind increased steadily to over 30+kt during the night and we had 1.5kt of current against us! At times only maintianig enough headway to keep our bow into the wind, with the motor only. Around 3AM the wind started to drop to the low 20’s and backed slightly so we could motor sail and started making headway. As the sun came up we could see the moutians of North Borneo to port.
We arrived into Sutera Harbour around 11 AM, and were relieved to be done with a 33 day trip from Cairns Australia, through Indonesia, and now safely berthed at the amazing 5 star (actually 2x 5 star hotels within the marina complex sandwiched between the two). Sutera Harbour resort is where we will become members and enjoy the resort just as hotel guests would, but from our own floating home, Crusoe!
Waiting for the bus to town, ……Oh well…someone has got to do it!