We've been traveling through Namibia the past few days. We first went to Keetmanshoop and from there went to the Fish River Valley which is essentially the Grand Canyon's little sister. We've had a good time soaking up the Namibian desert and seeing some cool things. The pictures below are from the drive back to … Continue reading Traveling through Namibia
A Day in Luderitz, Namibia's First Port.
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
St Lucia South Africa has a river boat cruise for seeing hippos and other African wildlife.
False Bay is a gorgeous place to visit.
A day trip to Shakaland and some local museums turned into a day of learning about local cultures and Zulu traditions.
Bazaruto was my favorite place traveling down the coast of Mozambique, without really visiting the country.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
An overnight trip to Nosy Komba allowed us to see more lemurs and visit a quaint village.
Walking around Daresalma, Nosy Be, souvenir shopping, veggie shopping, ice cream eating, and people watching.