We were overwhelmed by the wonderful welcome we had received in Debut Island but by the time our last couple of days on the island approached we were completely exhausted!
Poor Jonathan felt totally washed out after his tummy upset so we had a very quiet day before we set off for our next destination – the Banda Islands.
We hired a car and driver and first went to look at some nearby caves. They were amazing – the water in them was gin clear and a stunning turquoise blue.
After a wander round the caves we went to a great market in Tual where we bought some beautiful fruit and vegetables – tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, aubergines, mandarins, bananas – and some beer and bread.
We were looking forward to getting back to sailing even though we had a truly wonderful time in Debut Island
On Friday 31 July at first light, we departed for the two day/one night trip to Banda – the famed Spice Islands.