Tag Archives: moluccas

East Indies Spice Exploration — Flores to Ambon

Departure from Maumere on Flores September 26 for 12 days until October 7 in Ambon “ …I would dream of the fabled Spice Islands. Images of palm-fringed tropical islands backed by towering volcanoes filled my imagination and I saw myself … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fort Nieuw Victoria, Ambon — A Mystery Solved?

A fort on this location was built by the Portuguese in the 1500’s and then captured by the first war fleet commissioned by the United Dutch East India Company in 1605 and commanded by Steven van de Hagen. The fort … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Coronation of the Sultan of Tidore — October 2014

When our first Spice Islands Sailing Adventure reached Tidore in 2012 we sadly learnt that the Sultan had recently passed away. During that visit we were taken to a Council House high on the mountain, where the elders would meet … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indonesia’s Spice Islands by Schooner

Here is an article written on our 2013 sailing adventure. Reposted from Destinasian. Article by Johnny Langenheim and photos by Jack Wylie The sun is already hot and high by the time Run comes into view. Perched on the prow … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Kitchen — Islands of Spice

The Kitchen is held daily at the Toko Toko Restaurant October 5, 2:30pm – 4pm, Ian Burnet While our chefs cook up some spicy delights, Ian Burnet will be talking about spices and the Spice Islands. For a serving of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sailing the Spice Islands

The great arc of the Indonesian archipelago starts north of the island of Sumatra and curves south and east until it reaches Papua. This arc of islands is defined by a string of active volcanoes, in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spice Islands — Time for a Celebration!

It is three years since Spice Islands was first published and it is time for a small celebration — with some bubbles! In July 2011, I received the advance copies of Spice Islands. Imagine the excitement of holding the results … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments