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Di and Alan aboard Moonfleet
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Crew: Alan and Diane Bartlett
Hailing Port: Lymington UK
About: Although we are from England we bought Moonfleet in Brisbane Australia in October 2004. We spent the first 18 months familiarising ourselves with Moonfleet by exploring the east coast of Australia between Sydney and Cairns. In May 2006 we left Brisbane for New Caledonia and then on to Vanuatu before sailing south to New Zealand. After the cyclone season enjoying New Zealand in May 2007 we sailed to Tonga and then on to Fiji where we spent several months sailing around the many beautiful islands including the Lau group. In November we returned to New Zealand and in May 2008 sailed back to New Caledonia and Vanuatu and then on to the Banks Islands before sailing back to Brisbane via the Huon Reef, north of New Caledonia and then the Chesterfield Reef in the Coral Sea. After the cyclone season in Australia we left Brisbane in May 2009 to sail north to Cairns and up inside the Great Barrier Reef and over the top of Australia to Darwin. From here in July 2009 we joined the Indonesian Rally to spend 3 months visiting some of the very remote islands of Indonesia. One of the highlights being the Banda Islands also known as the Spice Islands. From Indonesia we crossed the Singapore Strait into Malaysia from where we sailed up the west coast and on to Phuket, Thailand. We are now anchored at Penang on our way back down to Johor Bahru in preparation to sail to Borneo in June.
Vessel Make/Model: Van De Stadt, Samoa !4.63m

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