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Rodrigues Photo Album

Tomorrow we are planning to leave Rodrigues for the 350 mile sail to Mauritius. We have had a wonderful respite at Rodrigues after the 2000 mile sail to get here. But, there is a weather window opening for the next … Continue reading

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Spherical Panorama from Bluff at Rodrigues

When we rented a car a few days ago to do our initial exploration of the island of Rodrigues, we were amazed at the beautiful views from the many volcanic mountain ridges. Not only could you see the deep blue … Continue reading

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Passage to Rodrigues Complete

Yesterday we arrived safely at Rodrigues Island (part of Mauritius) after 2005 nautical miles of sailing and 11 days 2.5 hours from leaving Cocos. The picture here is as we sailed towards the island at a nice 11 knot speed … Continue reading

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Crazy Sailing

We had a couple of wild passages back in the Pacific Ocean in 2010/11. The beat to Hao to see the solar eclipse was one. And the 25 knot beat to Vanuatu was another. But, this many day trip across … Continue reading

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Fish for Dinner and Weather Woes

At the end of what we hope is our last day of light winds, on Thursday, we were motoring in calmer seas and sunny skies. Mid-afternoon our fishing rod went WHEEEEE. Karen reduced the throttle on the engine (to slow … Continue reading

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Past Half Way

Yesterday afternoon we passed the half way point. A significant milestone on such a long passage like this. The Indian Ocean has lived up to its reputation of being a challenging ocean to cross. We have had a variety of … Continue reading

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Day 3 to Cocos

The first two days we had lighter winds than we hoped at times. It made it a bit challenging because we had to tweak the sails due to variable conditions in order to keep our speeds up. But, there were … Continue reading

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Delays Cause Travel Issues

While we made excellent progress at repairing from the lightning, our time on the hard at the boatyard has been extended by weeks. The reason is we needed to get parts to do maintenance on our saildrives. Plus, once we … Continue reading

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Margaret Bay Anniversary Stop

After our last report, we arrived at Margaret Bay as planned a bit past noon. The only incident along the way was a report by radio, from the boat ahead of us, to watch out for a pole in the … Continue reading

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