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Position Report: September 5, 2016

Position: 20º 9.606′ S 57º 29.826′ E We are back at the Marina in Port Louis. We had a great sail today and the conditions for Madagascar are looking fantastic. That said, we will all be sad to leave Mauritius behind. This place has been full of good friends and good memories. All is well.

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Position Report: August 28, 2016

Position: 20º 0.612′ S 57º 34.542′ E Still in Grande Baie. Our weather window closed on us so we are taking the opportunity to dig a little deeper. Tomorrow we will take an adventure with our new friends to Le Morne (reputed to be the more picturesque beach in Mauritius). Looking forward to seeing more […]

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Position Report: September 9, 2016

Position: 18º 4.458′ S 53º 48.438′ E The sea state has calmed way down and we are now in the most ideal conditions that we’ve seen in this ocean. The wind has picked up to around 18 knots, swell around 1.5m. The kids are a bit stir-crazy, which is par for the course at day […]

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Position Report: September 7, 2016

Position: 20º 9.606′ S 57º 29.826′ E We are back at the Marina in Port Louis. We had a great sail today and the conditions for Madagascar are looking fantastic. That said, we will all be sad to leave Mauritius behind. This place has been full of good friends and good memories. All is well.

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Position Report: September 10, 2016

Position: 17º 33.012′ S 51º 40.188′ E We are fully in the passagemaking groove now. The kids’ frenetic energy has reduced to a simmer and our sleep schedules are adjusted to night watch. We should arrive in Madagascar in the morning. For now we are enjoying nearly flat sailing under full canvas. All is well.

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Position Report: September 11, 2016

Position: 17º 0.0′ S 49º 50.868′ E We have arrived in FREAKING AFRICA. I can not recall exactly how long I have dreamt of this. It is hard to say if I will be more enchanted by landfall on the continent, but for now I am just basking in the realization of a 20+ year […]

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Position Report: September 8, 2016

Position: 19º 14.058′ S 55º 37.242′ E First night out was great. The Indian Ocean continues to send us messy, uncomfortable seas (even though they were slight by comparison to our first passage) but the wind is just about perfect (15-18knots from abaft). Everyone is settling into passagemaking mode, but we won’t have much time […]

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Position Report: August 06, 2016

Position: 20º 9.588′ S 57º 29.826′ E We are on the wall in Port Louis now. It’s very public here (read, people unabashedly gazing in the windows at 11pm), but cool nonetheless. Speaking of cool, we are desperately hoping for not-cool showers today. Brrr. After showers, we hope to check out the amazing fresh market […]

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Position Report: August 03, 2016

Position: 20º 0.198′ S 60º 31.398′ E The first day of our passage to Mauritius has been everything we hoped for. The seas are slight (for this Ocean) and the wind mild (10-20 knots). It looks like we’ll get in either late tomorrow night or early the next morning, but we are conformable enough that […]

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Position Report: August 04, 2016

Position: 20º 8.04′ S 57º 28.932′ E Made it to Port Louis, Mauritius after a really awesome 2 day sail. The Indian Ocean actually has it’s nice days, it seems. We had wind 10-20knots from directly behind the whole way, with gentle 3m seas. No real squalls (a few light sprinkles) and generally good spirits. […]

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