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 sand beach stretching between two islands. I had promised you more photos, and they are included in the slideshow at the bottom of this post. Here’s another taste of the anchorage view at Nosy Iranja.We very reluctantly left the beach of Iranja and sailed a few miles further down the coast to the mouth of a river. We were headed to a place called Baramahamay Bay (I took to calling it BarakObama Bay :-). There are a number of Madagascar people living along the coast of the river in very basic villages. We had been told a very nice couple live there on a beach with a small restaurant/bar. Solace had a small portable generator they wanted to donate, so we took it there. Turns out they already had a solar panel and batteries, so it was easy for them to hook it up to their system. We anchored a couple of miles up the river, but were perfectly centered with a view out the mouth of the river. In the evening, a fantastic sunset developed and it was only too easy to get some amazing sunset photos. What an end to a perfect day!
Make sure you check out some really nice photos of this beautiful day! Here’s the photo album:
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And here is the map showing our final position at Baramahamay Bay (aka BarakObama Bay):