As we sit here in the bay of Alhaca Island, Mozambique, waiting for the storm to come thru and ravish the ocean around us, (but hopefully more so out there, than in here) we are rocking and rolling. We anchored in 7 meters of depth and put out all of our 60 meters of chain … Continue reading Rock & Rolling, Waiting for the Storm
Sailing Towards a Storm
The past three days, after leaving Bazaruto, we have been sailing south to find an anchorage that will be safe from a southern storm heading our way that is supposed to hit us on the 1st. It's now 2 AM on the 31st and we are motoring towards that anchorage although it's still about 40 … Continue reading Sailing Towards a Storm
Moving On From Bazaruto, Mozambique
We enjoyed out stay in Bazaruto, but a weather window opened up going south, so we decided to take it. We got on the road today around 1 pm, sailing and motoring through the rest of the chain of islands near Bazaruto, eventually coming out into the ocean. There were a few dicey moments where … Continue reading Moving On From Bazaruto, Mozambique
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
Heading West to Africa!
We've been traveling south in Madagascar, trying to get to a jumping off point, where we'll head west to the Mozambique Channel and then south from there.
Walking around Daresalama, Nosy Be
Walking around Daresalma, Nosy Be, souvenir shopping, veggie shopping, ice cream eating, and people watching.
Nosy Be and Lemurialand!
A fantastic day enjoying Nosy Be and one of its huge attractions, Lemurialand, where you can play with Lemurs and so much more!
Final Day of Sailing Before Arriving in Nosy Be, Madagascar
Final day of travel through the islands of Norther Madagascar, and arriving in Nosy Be.
Fun Pictures from Northern Madagascar (Cathedral Islands?)
Some more pictures from Northern Madagascar, the Cathedral Islands area.
Rounding the Northern Tip of Madagascar
Lots of fun and excitement as we round the Northern tip of Madagascar.
Pirate Cemetery & Ile aux Nattes
A day of exploring Ile St Marie's southern sites. Madagascar is a great place!
Jeeping Around Ile St Marie
An all day jeep tour allowed us to explore Ile St Marie and learn about its culture.
3 Days at Sea – Arriving in Madagascar
We spent 3 days at sea and have now arrived in Madagascar. A beautiful passage and a beautiful country.
After 2 1/2 months of adventure and learning on Reunion, the beautiful French island in the Indian Ocean, we are setting sail for Madagascar!
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?