Friday 22nd – Sunday 31st May 2015: Indonesia Archipelago
The Sangihe-Talaud islands (also called Sangir islands) spread down from Mindanao, south of the Philippines to the North Sulawesi peninsula with the Celebes Sea to the west and Maluku Sea to the east of the archipelago.
The district consists of 77 islands, of which 56 islands are inhabited. Most of the people live from agricultural products, such as coconut, vanilla, nutmeg and clove.
A large volcano Gunung Awu ( 1,320 m) occupies the northern end of Sangihe Island. Gunung Awu is a very active volcano. Another smaller volcano further south also regularly spews forth ash and lava.
These islands are inhabited by many rare and exotic birds and mammals. There are several parrots among them the Red-and-blue Lory (Eos histrio) and other birds such as the Talaud rail and bush-hen and the Sangihe scops owl that are very rare or nearly extinct. The Karakelang Hunting Reserve on Karakelang island is for hunting wild buffaloes and wild pigs, but it is also good for birding.
Zirbad can accommodate 6 guests in a shared cabin equipped with two double beds and two single beds. Each bed has a skylight above it, which affords guests a view of the stars. A shared bathroom with WC, shower and washbasin is located in the guest area.
The aft offers a protected area perfect for relaxing, enjoying the ocean and having meals together at a central table. On the top deck there is a large space perfect for sunbathing and for enjoying the sunset. A separate area hosts a galley, navigation area and the three crew bunks.
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