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Way too busy

We are getting down to the final week of work on Tahina in the boatyard. Things have been really crazy this week. Actually, the boatyard wasn’t the biggest distraction. The boat parts (and other things) we had shipped from the … Continue reading

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Photos of Wildlife from our First Africa Safaris

Last week, we took a three day break from the boat yard work to go on our first Africa safaris to see some wildlife. We teamed up with our friends Paul and Gina from s/v Solace and went first to … Continue reading

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Back in the Boatyard

After we arrived in Richards Bay, we were told to tie up at the International wharf which is next to the Tuzi Gazi marina. A local sailboat charter captain gave us directions and helped tie us up. He also gave … Continue reading

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Seven Day Trip to South Africa from Madagascar

We left Mahajanga at the crack of dawn on the 17th of September from our anchorage near Katsepy in the Mahajanga Bay of Madagascar. Our destination was Richards Bay in South Africa about 1400 miles away. Our friends on Solace … Continue reading

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Mahajanga

Our last planned stop in Madagascar was the city of Mahajanga. We planned to do one last provisioning run there before we left to sail down the Mozambique Channel to South Africa. We had a weather window that looked good … Continue reading

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Nosy Iranja Beach 360 Panorama

Back in early October we mentioned we had stopped at an island for lunch that had one of the best beaches we have visited in the world. The island is called Nosy Iranja in Madagascar and has an ultra-white sand … Continue reading

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Moramba Bay

In our last post, we talked about our sailing in late in the day to Moramba Bay. This is a beautiful place with lots of little islands in a big beach-lined bay. We had read there are lemurs near here, … Continue reading

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Fish Stories and Screw Ups

We left “BarackObama” Bay (my nickname for Baramahamay Bay) the next morning at the crack of dawn. Our objective was only 35 miles away, we motored out the river (no wind here anyway) and then got out the river mouth … Continue reading

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Continuing Down the Coast and Photos

In our last post, we had been traveling from Nosy Be and had stopped for a night at Russian Bay. The next day we had a fantastic lunch stop at Nosy Iranja – a fantastic beach island with a white … Continue reading

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Heading South in Madagascar

We still have a few days, and a few interesting stories, to tell about our travels in Madagascar. After our trip to Komba, where we saw our first Lemurs, we headed back to Crater Bay. We had heard several boats … Continue reading

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