Malua Adams 42ft Cruising Yacht

Malua is a 42ft cruising yacht built by its master Harry Watson Smith. We have cruised the Pacific and am now in the Med. Currently Malua is in Greece after cruising Croatia and Italy. Spending time in the lagoon in Venice. 2010 western Italy

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Returning Down the Soane and Rhone

20 July 2011
This page is about our return down the Soane and Rhone after we had to turn back at Longres in sight of Paris. A more complete account of each town is given in the up stream page. I will only mention relevant details.

Auxonne PK233
Coming back to a spot is not the same the second time. I have said previously that if I know my way around a town it was time to leave. So now returning I know my way around it is harder to find new places to visit and new experiences. The reverse is I know where to shop.

St Jean De Losne PK215
The barging capital of France. It has one large marina with two charter companies. It also has a very long pond that that is used by these companies to repair their vessels along with other steel barges. On one side of this pond there is a hard and a few light boats have been craned out and sit on the hard.

The mooring in front of the town is shallow.

Seurre PK187
A nice town just downstream of the lock - only a 3.7m so easy. The floating quay are very shallow on the upstream part but the three end ones are OK just dont get swept onto the island as you come off.

Verdun PK167 Doubs

This is at the confluence of the Soane and Doubs. One can only travel up the Doubs 14km and nonstop but yet again it is too shallow for us. The moorings are maintained by a family who run the cafe above the mooring
Vessel Name: Malua
Vessel Make/Model: Adams 42 Bluewater
Hailing Port: Bermagui NSW Australia
Crew: Harry Watson Smith
About: I have sailed all my life originally in South Africa then Australia. The Mediterranean across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and up the east coast of USA. Left USA for Panama Canal to Galapagos to Polynesia then west to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu on to Australia. Now sailing in Tasman and Pacific
I completed the vessel after having hull and deck trucked to Canberra. We have sailed to Tasmania and cruised the Pacific. Malua was shipped to the Med where we sailed from Spain to Turkey during 2007. During 2008 we sailed north up the Turkish coast thru the Dardenelles to Istanbul then back to [...]
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Who: Harry Watson Smith
Port: Bermagui NSW Australia