Pacific blog

Yachting South East Asia

29 October 2016
Femke Lobach

yachting-frontpageGreat pictures and a wonderful article about Kings Legend. Once again we are the proud owners.

You still join us for cruises or regattas in that area. Winter is starting in Europe; THE time to dream about the warm …

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Kings’ Legend and her Olympic Performance

18 August 2016
Femke Lobach

Volvo Ocean Race interview with Skip Novak

A great interview with Skip Novak on the Volvo Ocean Race Facebook page. Very impressive how yacht and crew performed in 1977 / 1978.…

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The city of Ambon

6 August 2016
Femke Lobach

Finally a dream come through, I am in Ambon. This city with an exotic name. It has been raining constantly for the last few days. Rivers and mud flow into the sea. Clear seawater turns into a brownish muddy liquid. …

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Banda Archipelago

1 August 2016
Femke Lobach

DSC06696Curtains of rain all around our yacht prevent me from going outside. Huge spiders found their way to Kings Legend. With a hook I crash their webs and throw them into the sea. Our neighbour yachtsman has been bitten by …

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Different worlds, same Facebook

28 July 2016
Femke Lobach

DSC06447‘Hello princess.’

‘Please can we take picture?’

‘Pirang, pirang.’

‘Selemat Pagi’

I can’t take more than ten steps on the streets of Tual without someone shouting, waving or smiling at me. I feel younger and prettier than my age and …

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Torres Straight and Arafura Sea

22 July 2016
Femke Lobach

DSC06338High- and lowlights of our three day crossing from Australia to Indonesia

Day 1 – We left Thursday Island. Gijs said his famous last words: ‘I am ready, no more repairs on my list’. ‘Keep dreaming honey’ is what …

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Great Barrier Reef

14 July 2016
Femke Lobach

reef-ringsCaptain Cook got stranded here and could only find his way out, after he climbed the Mountain of Lizard Island. Looking down at the sea from four hundred meter above it was easy to spot the lighter and darker patches …

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Safe anchoring and dangerous crocodiles

4 July 2016
Femke Lobach

DSC06093A crocodile is a protected species here in Cairns. There are too many crocodiles and not enough food. That makes even human meat attractive. ‘I wouldn’t stick a finger in this water’ is what a wannebee-Crocodile-Dundee says to us on …

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A sailing tour group

1 July 2016
Femke Lobach

IDSC06012t takes a while for me to get used to a tour group. Imagine thirty-five yachts with around seventy people of which at least a third asks use-less and some use-full questions and you understand that even simple tour-meetings …

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And off she goes again.

10 June 2016
Femke Lobach

Gijs left again. Saying goodbye is not my cup of tea, as you might know. Not that I am complaining, far from that. I am a lucky b***terd, having travelled together for a year.

Anyway he left to start chartering …

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