Your own personal wish list

We're now in the Whitsundays, revisiting some favourite spots and waiting, inevitably, for the Southerlies to abate so that we can make some miles South.

Those of you that know me well will know that I like nothing more than a good list. So, I have made a list for our lovely friends on this blog – a list of places that we have loved over the past 18 months that you might like to look up and even try to see for yourselves. Nothing at all wrong with dreaming.

By the way, more messages, please. We love the ones that we get and it would be great to know who has been following us over the time we were away. Will keep the photos coming.

Where? Can you get there with no yacht? Why try?

Banda Islands - Yes, by Pelini cruise boats - Spices, steamy villages, volcano

Hoga, Wakitobi - Yes, to marine research centre - Beaches, diving, azure water

Komodo - Yes, via Bali and Labuan Bajo -  Komodo dragons!

Gili Aer -  Yes, via Bali - Beach holiday paradise

Kumai River -  Yes, google it! - Orangutans, staying on river boats

Padaido Islands -  No -  Idyllic, quiet, gentle people

Wayag, West Papua - Not easily, dive tours only - Pristine bays, deserted beaches


Melaka - Yes, via Kuala Lumpur - Very cool town, fascinating

Penang - Yes, via Kuala Lumpur - Tiny Chinese shops, loaded with history

Langkawi - Yes, via Kuala Lumpur - Good holiday island & duty free!

Tioman Islands -  Yes, via Kuala Lumpur - Sparkling bays, great walks

Kuching, Borneo - Yes - Seriously lovely town, great carvings

Lankayan Island - Yes, google it! - Diving, beaches, turtles, hammocks

Kinabatangan River -  Yes, via Sandakan -  Elephants in the wild! River tours


Phang Nga Bay - Yes, via Phuket - Amazing karst islands & hongs

Nai Harn, Phuket - Yes, easily - Relaxed beach with great massages

Railay, Krabi -  Yes, from Phuket/ Krabi -  Gorgeous beaches, rock climbing

Papua New Guinea

Ninigo Islands -  No - Best place on the trip – heaven

Kavieng, New Ireland -  Yes, via Port Morseby - Diving, surfing, great people

Kokopo & Rabaul - Yes, via Port Morseby - Diving, volcanoes (still smoking!)

Budibudi Islands - No - Untouched atoll, lovely people

Louisiade archipelago -  No -  Magical isolated islands 


  1. What a fabulous list and wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing them with us! This will let us all continue the dreaming!! Michelle and James.

  2. Well Deb and I have been following your travels for the past year and have bene thinking of you often. PLeased to hear your almost back home. Lots of love Pete and Deb Bostock


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