Think the gods must have read yesterday's account and decided the bad publicity would harm their image. What a contrast. The day began with a fine breeze from behind over a calm sea with no rain. OK I still had to contend with an adverse tide but what do you expect from the gods - miracles??
A few hours later there seemed to be some kind of coup with the hardliners taking over and arranging a head-wind. However it felt more of a token gesture as the hardline element couldn't cajole the clouds into drenching me or agitate the sea into a fury.
I'm happy I decided to day-hop up the coast, with little moon light it would be almost impossible to avoid the frequent unlit fishing platforms and fishing buoys - it's hard enough during the day.
Difficult call, you either run into a fishing platform at night or risk an explosion when you drop anchor for a sleep.
16:00, 24/10, anchorage between Senimpan and Baru islands: N00deg 27.13' E104deg24.7'