Last year we were cruising around indonesia
- Flores, Komodo, Sulawesi and Sangir Islands. We crossed the Celebes Sea to south Mindinoa early march to Zambango, and to Dumaguette, our port of entry into the Philippines
We have been here in the Philippines
for over 6 months enjoying some incredible island cruising around the Visayas, Sulu Sea and Palawan. During this time we have had the south west monsoon and very calm seas. Now the NE monsoon is strengthing, wind
increasing and rainy season starting.
So we are off on another voyage for about 4 months to Australia
via Halmathera (Indonesia), Irian Jaya, Papua NG, New Britain, Solomon Islands and Noumea (New Caledonia). We are retracing the footsteps of General Macarthur in his campaign to retake the Philippines from the Japanese in WW11. We will visiting all the most important wreck diving
sites in the Solomons - Guadalcanal etc before arriving Brisbane
. ur return voyage to Philippines is via the Great Barrier reef
, Port Douglas, Cairns, Cape York then to the Raja Amput Islands, south Irian Jaya for the worlds most pristine diving
If anyone is interested to join this voyage, then please reply, or if anyone has experience sailing in the Solomons I would love to hear from you.
My ship is a 75 ft Indonesian built schooner - 40 tons of teak
and borneo ironwood. Handbuilt to the highest standards by master shipbuilders in Bira, Sulawesi.
I have a permanent filippino crew, captain
, ch off, engineer
and AB, plus two beautiful filippinas stewardesses, and cook. Air Con accommodation, power showers, and lalrge gallley wheelhouse seating upto 12 very comfortably.
Does anyone know any web sites that specialise in WW11 tours especially the Pacific campaign.
David - mv RIMA, camiguin Island, Philippines.