Major Port Calls on Homeward Voyage
Hundreds of people have had a rare opportunity to experience a working 16th century replica of the Dutch ‘jacht’ when she arrived in the following ports of Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville, Cooktown, Weipa, Darwin, Port Hedland and Geraldton. From Darwin, Duyfken Ship's Master Matthew Bolton will set sail west through the Timor Sea to the north of the Kimberley region and into the Indian Ocean. He expects to make his next landfall at Port Hedland in about two weeks. The most challenging leg of the whole voyage is expected to be from Port Hedland to Geraldton where the winds are not expected to be favourable for a 16th century sailing ship.