Sailing in a poorly charted area of Indonesia not mentioned in guide books means finding a new way to navigate. Our ability to seek out and find remote isolated anchorages has been transformed by the use of satellite images for navigation. In this episode we share how using satellite images and eyeball navigation makes it possible to find remote un-spoilt locations to explore on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Destinations which are not in any travel guides and quite possibly have never been visited by sailing yachts before.
Using satellite images to navigate instead of a chart is becoming more common in the cruising world. Navigating via a photo and what you can see with your eyes may sound daunting at first to those used to well charted waters, but once you get used to this new navigation method it opens up whole new areas for exploration.