Past - Chevron 2000 Duyfken Expedition - Captains Log - Peter Manthorpe
A Rough Life
Gulf of Carpentaria In the middle of breakfast a plane soars over Gove harbour. Greg and I call out in unison: 'Here ..Read More..
The Final Wave and a Touch of Spray
Brisbane Duyfken' topsails are sheeted home and the yards hoist themselves. The big foresail and mainsail drop from ..Read More..
The Significance of Wind
Brisbane Of all the bizarre re-enactments we do without even knowing it. On day 241 I wondered 'if the original Duyf ..Read More..
Sailing into the News
Moreton Bay Tomorrow we arrive in Brisbane and the voyage we started in Fremantle in April will be complete. On Mond ..Read More..
400 Year Old News
Off Noosa Head Duyfken is making slow but steady progress. The winds are light and variable and we are using the flu ..Read More..
Wide Bay Smile
Wide Bay Heaving up Duyfken's anchor is faster with twenty people on board. Henk (good authentic Dutch replica name ..Read More..
Sand Banks and Naval Battles
Great Sandy Strait Between Fraser Island and the mainland is a convoluted channel that barely exists at low tide. Lu ..Read More..
The Home Strait
Departure Urangan Duyfken is full. Today we depart on the last leg of our voyage from Fremantle to Brisbane and ther ..Read More..
A Crewman's Thoughts as Duyfken's Expedition Nears End
En-route to Hervey Bay Dear Reader I was sent this today by our crew member Greg O'byrne who has sailed with Duyfken ..Read More..
The One That Got Away
Triangle Cliffs, Fraser Island It's midnight and we have closed the coast again. The scene ahead looks awfully famil ..Read More..