“These old boats have always been a passion for me. So, it is no surprise that for the past 20 years I have taken on the pleasure, and pains, of skippering the 130-year-old Historic Vessel Vega – and to sweeten the deal we have our humanitarian mission delivering educational and medical supplies to the forgotten, small, remote islands of Indonesia and to East Timor. It’s hard work keeping Vega sea-worthy on our microscopic budgets, but the heartwarming results from our work make it well worth the effort.”
Splicing is a method for joining rope into a loop or joining two lengths of the line by weaving the strands together rather than tying a knot. It is a very useful thing to know how to do, and once you get the hang of it you can use it for all sorts of things at home and on the water.
Students from the German European School Singapore (GESS) visit Historic Vessel Vega. GESS supports our Kits-4-Kids school bag program since 2012.
This little film covers our work providing reading glasses for the elderly in the Anambas Islands, Indonesia. You would be amazed how a simple pair of reading glasses can improve the quality of someone’s life.
Vega delivers donated laptops for teachers, along with computers and projectors to create classroom IT labs.
Here. is one example from a recent delivery in the Anambas Islands.
While in Batam recently we took the opportunity to replace several questionable planks above the waterline that we did not have time for while in the boatyard.
Here is the first video from our Kits-4-Kids deliveries to small remote villages in the Anambas Islands. Look them up on Google maps. More to come as we have been quite busy these past weeks.
Just before COVID hit the wonderful people at Mandala Trust fund sponsored solar power systems for health posts on two of the islands we assist.
Sight by Sail is a program Historic Vessel Vega began over 10 years ago to bring simple reading glasses to the islands we assist.
Like I said in a recent post we are now out making deliveries of donated educational and medical supplies to some of the remote islands we assist. After all the COVID mess it feels as if we are starting all over again. This little film is from our recent voyage from Batam to the Anambas Islands. Hope you enjoy it. There will be more in the next few days – if the signal lasts – as we begin making those deliveries.