Ok so about 6 weeks ago we are on the East coast of Palawan Island, Philippines, the last frontier as they call it. We are nearing the end of a 1 year voyage around the top of Borneo and the Western part of the Philippines. Beautiful cruising, lazy days at anchor, blue skys, plenty of fish, cold beer, friendly natives. very, very few cruising boats here. We have not anchored with another boat for about 6 weeks. So any way, day sailing on and off the anchor to the next anchorage, easy cruising. Our departure down the So China sea coming up, no specific date, just gotta be ahead of the upcoming cyclone season and catch the last of the NE Monsoon. So one day were checking out our next anchorage and don't like what we see....time to move on South? Sure, we turn 90 degrees West, just like that and head off for the 1000 mile journey. First gotta get out of these coral infested waters into the Palawan Passage, about 60 miles, easy does it, slow and sure, picking our way through the shallows, charts off, max sea off, MKII eyeball, depth sounder spot on. Whew, out into the Palawan passage, light breezes, 10 knots or less, pleasant sailing, light ship traffic, No AIS, radar, or any electronic ********, MK II eyeballs working 100 %. Now have to parrelell the "dangerous ground", disputed area of China, Philippines, Malaysia, adds 120 miles to our passage, no worries, still gentel breezes, we sleep by day, drifting along, eating our fresh fruit, baking bread, making pizza's and a little whoopie too. Now at the bottom of the "dangerous ground" back on our rhumb line, have not started the engine for 7 days, winds getting lighter as we get closer to the equator, my gal saying this is really nice, don't start the engine...we drift along, 54 miles for the day. Now down to 1 knot or less, getting some rolling seas so we motor at night for a few days....sleep in the day, gentle sailing, no wind over 12 knots for 11 days. we arrive back in Tioman Island after a years voyage....
Not sure if that's what your after, but my BFS story for the day.