Tag Archives: Reef

More Fun in the Abacos

We have been having a blast with our Canadian friends on the boats s/v Salty Ginger, and s/v Gromit. After our first stop and Lanyard Cay we moved up to Tilloo Cay and Tahina anchored in beautiful turquoise waters in … Continue reading

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Snorkeling Nosy Hara

Many of our sailing friends following our trip to Madagascar will be curious to know what the diving/snorkeling is like here. Based on my first snorkel – at Nosy Hara – I can say it is definitely worth the time. … Continue reading

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Underwater Photos from The Rip

Our favorite snorkeling spot in the Cocos Keeling Islands was right next to Direction Island in a narrow channel known as “The Rip”. The channel allowed waters from the windward side of the island group to enter the lagoon. The … 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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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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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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Palau Redang and Photos

[NOTE: This post was supposed to go out a few days ago on 12-August. I don’t know why it didn’t publish.] We have had a wonderful week at Palau Redang. Karen and I enjoyed being able to go to the … Continue reading

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Lizard Island Clams Reefs and Fish

The other day I shared photos of scenes of Lizard Island while we were there. But, it’s not just the beaches, mountains, and beautiful sea we enjoyed. We also enjoyed under the water – especially because it was much warmer … Continue reading

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Whitsundays Part II and Good News

Our experience at Bait Reef on the nearest part of the Great Barrier Reef was surreal, exciting, unique, and also a bit disappointing. When we first arrived, we dodged reefs into a slightly sheltered area where a few moorings are … Continue reading

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Whitsundays Islands Photos Part I

We finally got back to the west side of the islands where we can pick up cell phone coverage – and 3G Internet service. So, I’ve uploaded a photo album of our first few days in the Whitsundays. These photos … Continue reading

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