Mauritius to Reunion, Day 2

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As with our previous sojourns, whilst on the final approach, overnight the winds died and ranged between 6 – 8 knots whilst Gratis’ speed died from sixes through to eights down to a measly three and four. At this snail paced speed, it would be 20:00 before arrival and a closed port would mean a night’s wake ‘hauled to’. Were … Read More

Mauritius to Reunion, Day 1

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  Light winds, sunny skies, fair weather predicted for the sail, after an enjoyable three weeks of exploration we departed Mauritius for Reunion. A typical shuffle of the Sri Lankan fishing fleet was occurring as we motored over to Customs. It was like watching a water ballet. Paperwork signed – thankfully not the rigmarole encountered upon entering – into the … Read More

Mauritius Exploration in Little G2

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How time flies when one is having fun! Explored in Little G2 yesterday, two evenings of BBQ upon the beach with our friend from Taurus, Thor, Orion, Island Home (Aussie heading home), and the Israelis. Departing for Port Louis where we will clear with customs sometime in the next day or so. Reunion, here we come.   Harvesting underway. A … Read More

Some pics to whet the appetite

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How busy we have been exploring. This morning is the first in several days that I have had a few moments to go through the pics. The spiels for each day are gradually coming along and Bob is editing our piece about the leg from Cocos to Rodrigues. Hereare a couple of pics to whet your appetite for what is to come. Rochester Falls … Read More

Rodrigues to Mauritius

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This sail was a short uneventful one day hop. It was a matter of checking the weather and timing our arrival in Mauritius for early morning. Land fall took place in Port Louis at 10:00am. Images taken as we entered the harbour. Everywhere one looked, were row upon row of Taiwanese fishing boats.