First Light adventures

23 December 2016 | Guadeloupe
04 December 2016 | Saint Vincent Cabo Verde
29 November 2016 | Saint Vincent Cabo Verde
28 November 2016 | Atlantic
26 November 2016 | 150miles off the western Sahara coast
24 November 2016 | South of Canary islands
20 November 2016 | Lanzarote
14 November 2016 | Canary Islands
29 October 2016 | Lanzarote
26 October 2016 | West of Morocco in the Atlantic ocean
25 October 2016 | enroute to Canaries
15 October 2016 | Gibraltar
02 October 2016 | Almerimar
08 September 2015 | Menorca
02 September 2015
25 August 2015 | Argostoli, Kefalonia
28 July 2015 | Preveza

60 nm to the Spice Islands

26 July 2010 | The Banda sea
We've had a good night crossing the Banda sea. A steady 15-20 knot SE wind has kept us moving towards our destination at a comfortable 7-8 knots. Looks like we will make the islands mid afternoon which is a relief as the anchorage is through a pass between two of the islands and as the water is very deep right up to the shoreline anchoring is tricky, not something I was looking forward to doing in the dark.

We will be anchoring among a cluster of three of the largest Banda islands, one of which is an active volcano. The anchorage is supposed to be pretty spectacular....we'll find out.

We can't see any other rally yachts around, but expect some of the faster ones are already at the Banda islands. The rough passage across the Timor sea has sorted out the fleet.

Not sure if our radio transmission will be very good once we are in the anchorage at Banda due to the surrounding hills and volcano, so further updates may not be possible for up to a week when we move onto another anchorage

Love Bern & Di
Vessel Name: First Light III
Vessel Make/Model: Adams 12
Hailing Port: Melbourne Australia
Crew: Bernie
About: Bernie is passionate about sailing and finally living his dream to cruise long term. Dianne is First Mate and looking forward to many adventures along the way.
First Light III was fitted out and equipped by Bernie and launched in 2004. She is a fractional rigged cutter with a good turn of speed. Specification: Length 12 m. Beam 4m. Draught 2.2m Displacement 7500Kg Engine Yanmar 39HP Saildrive HF radio with email capability High capacity ECH2O [...]
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First Light 111 Adventures

Who: Bernie
Port: Melbourne Australia