Bazaruto, A Sand-dune Slice of Heaven

Today we decided to go to the island and explore. We could see sand dunes from the boat and that seemed like a good adventure to us, but we had no idea all the amazing things we would end up seeing. First off, I don't know how I can even begin to share with you … Continue reading Bazaruto, A Sand-dune Slice of Heaven

Bazaruto, Arriving at the Right Time

One of the tricky things about sailing a passage is arriving at the right time. It's not as easy as you would think. Especially when you are traveling under sail, powered by the wind, which may or not be a constant thing. In fact, most of the time it is not. You could end up … Continue reading Bazaruto, Arriving at the Right Time

Another Day Sailing, Another Wahoo!

Today I decided to try a different lure on my fishing line. It still took all day of looking at the lines and assuming I was never going to catch a fish. I've been fishing for about a week now, except for the time we were anchored. I'm a troller, or that's what I've been … Continue reading Another Day Sailing, Another Wahoo!

Sailing the Mozambique Channel

It's 930 pm on Tuesday night. We've been waiting out a storm for the past few days and intended to leave the anchorage tomorrow morning, but after checking the weather this morning we decided to go today. The wind is blowing hard. It's dark out. I'm sitting alone in the cockpit. Everybody else is sleeping … Continue reading Sailing the Mozambique Channel

A Visit to Isla Casurina

Yesterday was a great day. We are still at anchor here, sitting behind the shelter of the small island nearby, Isla Casurina. When we landed the day before, I said I was going to swim ashore and see the island, or what looked to be little more than a large sandbar with some trees and … Continue reading A Visit to Isla Casurina

Arrived Safe and Sound in Mozambique

We spent the last 3 days sailing from Baly Bay, Madagascar, to Ilha Casurina, Mozambique. It's really just a small island off the coast of Madagascar that has an anchorage and gives us a little bit of protection from the storm that has been blowing now for 24 hours. The channel between Mozambique and Madagascar … Continue reading Arrived Safe and Sound in Mozambique

Global HitchHiking, Part III: Finding Boats for Crewing Around The World

Global Hitchhiking is sometimes like online dating. You have to find a boat to hitchhike on and boats have to find a crew member to help out. How do you make a match?