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We have arrived in Reunion

Yes, we have arrived safely in Reunion. Unfortunately, the availability of internet is not so easy to find. Today saw us carrying out quite a search before we discovered the cheapest and easiest way of accessing it from the boat. Free wi – fi is available in some areas, but time consuming in travelling and utilising the facility. […]

Mauritius to Reunion, Day 2

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 […]

Mauritius to Reunion, Day 1

  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 […]