Freycinet underway

At last we are underway and excited about the new adventures that are ahead of us. Hope this site helps our friends travel with us in spirit through the stories and photos.

03 January 2019 | Port Carmen, Cebu, Philippines
08 March 2017 | Coron, Descovery Island
02 January 2017 | Puerto Princesa
17 July 2015 | Samal Island, Davao.
30 April 2015
03 March 2015 | Puerto Galera
25 December 2014 | Brisbane
17 December 2012 | Chapel Hill
28 November 2012 | Subic Bay, Philippines
19 November 2012 | Philippines
22 October 2012 | Pandan Island
20 October 2012 | Tara Is, Philippines
06 September 2012 | Near Linapacan Island
01 August 2012 | Kudat
28 July 2012 | Sailing to Kudat
18 July 2012 | Redang
22 June 2012 | Pulau Kesil
11 June 2012 | Terengganu

Freycinet returns to Davao and the beautiful Samal Island

17 July 2015 | Samal Island, Davao.
Daryl, Fine

After departing Puerto Galera we had a nice trip up to Subic bay via a stopover in Hamilo cove. Weather was favorable and we managed to sail 60% of the way. Our plan was to fuel up and to provision at the same time giving James an opportunity to see the Subic sites. So we stayed a little longer than expected but enjoyed a new place and new experiences. Facilities in Subic are expensive for a yacht. There is a boat yard and a marina but as our plan was to make the journey to Davao and haul out prior to going to Indonesia, we were able to keep the costs down.

We departed Subic at 0900 hrs planning to overnight to Busuanga and with some good wind out of the NE we were able to make some good time with 150nm to the tip and another 20nm to Puerto Del Sol, we kept moving arriving at sunset on the next day. The coastline of Busuanga is fantastic so we enjoyed the sail and sometimes the motor. Interesting event at sunset the evening before as we rounded Dimipac Island we were contacted by the local Coast Guard who must have had the technology to monitor AIS and called us by call sign and yacht name. after a very formal conversation regarding number of crew, departure point, destination and ETA, we were bid a good night and wished a safe journey. I must admit that it was the first contact of that sort in my 2 years sailing the Philippines but I believe things are changing with the current maritime situation in the Spratly Islands.

PDS had changed a bit since our last visit with a new hotel/resort. Looks impressive but takes away from the serenity. Next chapter, return to Sangat Is and some old friends and some diving.
Vessel Name: Freycinet
Vessel Make/Model: Passport 40
Hailing Port: Brisbane
Crew: Daryl Calvert
Freycinet's Photos - Main
So pics of many aspects of Coron town and Buswanga
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Created 8 March 2017
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Created 2 January 2017
Proclaimed as one of the worlds most beautiful islands
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Created 21 September 2016
Indonesia 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
Trip from Puerto Galera to Davao with James 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
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Created 19 November 2012
Balabac to Puerto Princessa
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Created 16 October 2012
Some photos of Kudat and surrounds
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Created 4 August 2012
Photos from, Miri, Labauan, KK Kudat
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Created 28 July 2012
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Created 17 June 2012
Thailand 2 overland and new decks at Yacht Haven
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Created 17 June 2012
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Created 17 June 2012
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Created 6 January 2012
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Created 5 November 2011
Pics along the way
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Created 27 October 2011
These photos were from Bonarate' ad Komodo
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Created 18 September 2011
Through Suamlaki to Banda
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Created 9 August 2011
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Created 9 July 2011
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Created 7 June 2011
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Created 18 May 2011
Mackay to Magnetic Is
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Created 22 April 2011