Indonesia lies close to the Equator and while that brings some big advantages in the temperature of the water (28.5c) and pleasant weather conditions in the winter months, it also comes with light winds. So, while we had some nice sailing conditions when we first left Banda Naira, we've run out of winds now in our second day. So, earlier today, the engine came on to assist us in motor-sailing and now is our sole means of moving forward in these flat seas.
We did come across a weird area of crossed seas and cresting waves(1.5m high) without any wind around and it turned out to be two currents meeting way out here in the middle of nowhere. From a distance, as we approached, we thought it might be a wind gust front blasting along but the once we reached the area, we realized what it was.
Later tonight (about midnight our time) we pass by Pulau Komba, an active volcano on a small island which should give us a good show of its eruption! Then we sail (probably motor!) onto Kenaweh to begin exploring this new and wonderful location!