Tag Archives: Rodrigues

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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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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Good Start on our Passage

We had one hour left on our last Internet pass when I woke up at 4 AM. I managed to get the latest weather, process E-mails, got a blog post out, and download a bunch of blogs I read. Then … Continue reading

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Leaving for Rodrigues 2000 Miles Away

Today we are leaving for Rodrigues Island – the easternmost island of the country of Mauritius. It is almost 2000 miles from Cocos Island where we are now. It should take us between 9 and 12 days to get there. … Continue reading

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