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The Wild Coast

We left Richards Bay at dawn on Wednesday. We had a good run and passed Durban by 2:30 PM. A little later, the winds got lighter and we lost the Aghulas current advantage. During the night we only made about … Continue reading

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Wildest Ride Yet

We left Sainte Marie on the 15th of August intending to sail 320 miles to Diego Suarez. The winds forecasted were 15-20 knots until we got closer to Diego Suarez where 20-25 knots was expected. Since the angle of the … 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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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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Got Fuel and Waiting for Wind

We got fuel the next day at Carita. The young men sent an english-speaking friend to negotiate and help with the process. The picture here is of the interpreter and me in front of a little restaurant on the beach. … Continue reading

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Smoke and Storm

On our passage down to Pangkor the other day we noticed the visibility was really bad. An awful haze possibly of smoke had our visibility at times down to less than 2-3 miles. When I was rinsing the boat at … Continue reading

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Tahina Got Part Way from Lizard

Karen and Trisha left Lizard Island yesterday with a light wind forecast on an overnight passage for Cairns. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned. The actual winds were way different from the forecast and she ended up making only 35 … Continue reading

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Wild Ride North

We left on Saturday morning to head north. There was a strong southerly system moving through, but we decided since the winds and seas would be following, that we could handle a less than idea set of conditions. It was … Continue reading

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Yucky Boat Work and Heading North

We moved out of Soldiers Point on Thursday and took a short trip to Fame Cove just to the north. It’s a quiet little anchorage with a few moorings. We found the only one available near the shore and got … Continue reading

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