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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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Now in South Africa (Almost)

After 7 days and 7 hours, we arrived safely to Richards Bay, South Africa. We are just awaiting customs clearance before we can go ashore and make arrangements for Internet and get settled in a marina here. We only had … Continue reading

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Enroute to South Africa

Sorry for the lack of recent updates. We had a weather window for South Africa pop up last week while going down the coast of Madagascar. It was too good an opportunity to pass up. Our friends on s/v Solace … Continue reading

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First Lemurs in Madagascar

We decided to leave Crater Bay and do some sightseeing in the area. It involved sailing across the bay to the far south side, spending a night, and then sailing back to the northeast to visit Komba – an island … Continue reading

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