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.
It was so lovely to be able to wander at will and not have signs, safety fences, guides and rules.
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.
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Gin clear…..I can just imagine the thirst Dot!
Thanks for your review on The Children Act – you write so well, you should try to write more than Salty Tales! I am enjoying reading your tales.
Thanks so much Madeleine! Glad you’re enjoying the blog- makes the frustration of shaky Internet and difficulties uploading worthwhile knowing that someone is reading the end product x
Sorry to hear that Jonathan has been poorly,but it sounds as if it gave you a welcome excuse to have a quiet time together. My theory is that the Vice-Regent took a fancy to Dot and decided to try to bump Jonathan off! Hope the next sail goes well -_lots of love, Julia xxxj
Ha ha that’s very funny Julia! Fortunately Jonathan has rallied and has resisted the Vice-Regent’s best efforts! X
Glad to hear that Jonathan is now in better health. Not a great start to the land based activities. Sounds as though you are having a wonderful adventure
Thanks Lesley, Jonathan is fine now and we are really enjoying the trip!