We briefly stopped in the Taninbar Island group before continuing on for Banda. Enroute we had a forward watch looking evidence of a submerged obstacle that appeared on our CMAP charts. When the rain clouds parted we spotted our underwater obstacle in the form of a large volcano arising from the 6km depths of the Banda Sea.
After picking our way into Banda in the dark, tip toeing between the floating fishing huts, we awoke to find ourselves anchored beneath a Volcano. I knew this would spell trouble as Amanda would try to make me climb this.