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Journals

Day 5 - Lam No to Lhokkruet - What have we got ourselves in to?

— Jun 24, 2009

After waking and feeling refreshed we nipped into town to fix Dylan’s tyre before stocking up on local phone credit and making way to the raft crossing.

Day 6 - Lhokkruet to Calang - Much needed sleep!

— Jun 25, 2009

After only a few hours sleep we decided to hit the road at the crack of dawn. We were heading for the lively town of Calang. Calang was the second worst hit by the Tsunami as it lost all infrastructure and over 80% of its 200,000 population.

Day 7 - Oh No! Catching a Bus already!

— Jun 26, 2009

We were up at the crack of dawn for a salted fish and cucumber breakfast when we bumped into some documentary filmers in town to film the post-tsunami rebuild

Day 53 - Krui and a perfect A-Frame Wave

— Aug 11, 2009

Welcome to Krui. Today sees Rian on the motorbike and myself on the bicycle. We head up the peninsular for about 1 km to find a wave called the Peak. It is a perfect A-frame wave, sort ride and hollow tube perfect for bodyboarding.

Day 74 - Serious Hills and an Earthquake

— Jul 30, 2009

We headed off after a chilled 2 days at the surfing village, hitting heavy hills we only did 40km in 8hours. Extraodinary.

Day 34 - Mentawai Islands, Island Time

— Nov 6, 2012

The mentawai islands

Day 22 - Lagundri Bay, Nias and a building swell

— Nov 6, 2012

Nias building swell where Rian and Dylan catch amazing waves.

Day 1 - Flying to Kuala Lumpur D-Day

— Jun 21, 2009

We spent the night on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and woke at about 5am to get our things ready for the 8 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I met Dylan at the Coolangatta International Airport where we lined up in the Air Asia check in desks.

Day 2 - KL to Banda Aceh - Our Indo Dream

— Jun 21, 2009

I was up at the crack of dawn this morning and decided to get some filming and a video diary done in the humid morning weather. Dylan soon woke and we attacked the buffet breakfast before catching another van back to the airport where we went through the process from the day before all over again. Only $84 excess was charged – not bad!

Day 3 - Visiting the Children of Sumatra

— Jun 22, 2009

After a quick dip in the ocean to cool off we met with Katie Pavett from Children of Sumatra. Katie has been living in Indonesia for about 14 years and decided to create this charity. You can check out the work she does along with a number of inspiring videos at - Katie has offered to be our unofficial guide, language interpreter and Indonesian fixer! Much appreciated!