Jakarta marked the end of Skip's stay on Hoku Pa'a. His wounds from Panaitan were healing well, but despite all of the great surf we'd found, it seemed doubtful he'd volunteer for another adventure involving a boat.
After taking on fuel, water, and provisions and making a quick plane trip to Singapore to renew my expiring visa, I set off singlehanded for Bali. The 600-mile sail though the Java Sea from Jakarta to Bali was challenging work. Oil rigs, fishing stakes, shipping traffic, floating debris, and countless fishing boats required that I keep a diligent watch. Many of the obstacles were unlit, but the full moon illuminated most of the long nights and made spotting these hazards easier. Every other night, I anchored along the Java coast to sleep. Ten days later, fairly exhausted, I
sailed into Bali, completing a 1,500-mile circumnavigation of Java and Bali.