The Rinjani en route to Seram with the venturers aboard.

The Adventure Begins

I flew from Perth in Western Australia to Indonesia’s capitol Jakarta and met up with OR staff and other scientists who had mostly come from the United Kingdom. We flew together to the small island of Ambon and then traveled by boat to Wahai on Seram’s north coast. I did the trip on the ‘Lipi’, a neat little research vessel, others took the local ferry. Meanwhile the venturers were on their way to Seram aboard the ‘Rinjani’, a large passenger ship. After a long journey by air and sea we had all finally reached the island that would be home for the next three months. Read More.