Tag Archives: Island

Water Island

As mentioned before, we left Charlotte Amalie last week to join up with our Raleigh friends on the boat s/v Wild Goose. We first met Hugh and Linda about 4 years ago when they were in the final stages of … Continue reading

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Touring St Helena

St Helena is a unique volcanic island located in the South Atlantic about 2000 km west of Angola, Africa and 3500 km east of Brazil. The nearest land is actually the similarly isolated island of Ascension. Both islands are part … 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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Panoramas from Nosy Hara

To give you a more immersive impression of the cliff-tops of Nosy Hara, I took three spherical 360 panoramas while we were there. The climbs up to the cliff top is actually not that laborious, but it is stressful due … Continue reading

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Sainte Marie Island in Madagascar

The evening of our first day at Sainte Marie, we went out to dinner with our friends Paul and Gina of s/v Solace. They took us to a little restaurant that is popular with tourists in the area. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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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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Enjoying Rodrigues

We are enjoying our time in Rodrigues. The first few days were spent getting settled, getting SIM cards for our phones (for Internet), cleaning up the boat and making minor repairs, and finding out what we needed to know about … Continue reading

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Spherical Panorama of Port Mathurin

This morning I took a 360 Panorama from the top deck of Tahina overlooking the boat and showing the island of Rodrigues and Port Mathurin. Due south is the commercial dock where we were parked until yesterday. The town of … Continue reading

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Tahina’s Sign Left at Cocos

The day before we left Cocos Keeling, I set about creating something to leave at Direction Island memorializing our visit. Cruisers have been leaving signs on driftwood, and other creative items, tacked on the trees or the shelter to show … Continue reading

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Dreary Weather Underwater Fun

Since Sunday we have had some dreary weather. Mostly overcast skies, lots of squalls with winds strong (25-30 knots) sometimes gusting to near 40 knots. We have had to hunker down in the boat a lot waiting for the occasional … Continue reading

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