INDONESIA: Aru Archipelago II. Part 2

By Heiko Bleher

…This is the place where Hugo Merton and Jean Roux settled and collected in 1907. Unfortunately, the drive there turned out to be not that easy, because the place was on the west coast, but in the very south of it. It was not possible to go there with the “Putiraja” because the sea is too shallow there and a storm had been announced. Fortunately, Josephine had taken precautions and chartered a shark-fin boat. These boats can sail in extremely shallow waters and through storm waves as high as a house, which we were then able to experience…

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