Tag Archives: Passages

Good Start to St. Helena

We left Luderitz mid-afternoon on Monday with St. Helena over 1300 nautical miles away. There was a little coastal wind at the start, but it soon died off as predicted. We were waiting for a weather trough to die out … Continue reading

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2014 A Year of Travel Adventures

This year has been so filled with events that it has been very hard for us to document it thoroughly on the blog. There are so many places and things that happened, followed by even more things, that we simply … Continue reading

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Back at the Boat and Prepared for Departure

Our flight to South Africa went smoothly. Too smoothly apparently. We could not arrive soon enough for the evening flight to Richards Bay, so we had already booked a hotel in Johannesburg for a night to catch the next afternoon … 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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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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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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Back to Trade Wind Sailing

As mentioned during the last post, we did get the trade winds back on Sunday night. We began sailing around 9 PM and the full force trade winds came on at 1 AM. Instead of the 15 knots expected from … Continue reading

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Day Three for Rodrigues

We started into some lighter winds last night – which was a good thing. After 2.5 days of very topsy-turvy conditions, and loads of wind, it was a relief to have less wind and smoother seas. We even broke out … Continue reading

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Day Two for Rodrigues

We made 202 nautical miles in the first 24 hours. Our second day had us going at a very rapid pace as well. We continued to have 25-35 knots of wind all day long. Of course, we were only forecasted … Continue reading

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