Day 3 on our way to Namibia. A little bit about our destination and a huge pod of Dolphins.
Day 2 at Sea, en route to Namibia
Sailing from Cape Town to Namibia, Day 2. Troubles with the Chart Plotter and oh yeah, we saw a whale in the distance.
Back in the Saddle Again
Today is the second day back on the boat, but the first day back on the ocean. It’s been great being back on the water. We left Cape Town around 10 am and are sailing towards Namibia, about a 4-day passage. All three of us have had bouts of seasickness at various levels as we … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again
Rounding Cape Agulhas
Rounding Cape Agulhas this morning as we crossed the border between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
Traveling on the ICW or The Great Loop
Traveling the ICW and Great Loop, a fantastic way to explore the US on a boat!
Inhaca Island to Richards Bay, a Run of Pure Exhilaration
A gale force wind gives us the ride of the week as we travel to Richards Bay, South Africa
Changing Your Perspective Through Travel
It is interesting to me the perspective changes I have had over the past couple of years as I have traveled around the world. Don't get me wrong, I've been traveling since I was a kid. My family moved from Arizona to England for 4 years when I was 5, then to California and I … Continue reading Changing Your Perspective Through Travel
Rock & Rolling, Waiting for the Storm
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.
Northern Madagascar is Beautiful!
Northern Madagascar Islands surround us as we make our way to Nosy Be!
Rounding the Northern Tip of Madagascar
Lots of fun and excitement as we round the Northern tip of Madagascar.
Watching the sun set over Madagascar.