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Exploring Rodrigues

Exploring Rodrigues

Near the end of our stay in Rodrigues, we rented a scooter for a couple of days and travelled pretty much every road in the island. It was a fun and easy way to get out and see the sights, including the Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, the east coast beaches, and some…

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Fueling at Port Mathurin

Fueling at Port Mathurin

We arrived into Port Mathurin on a Saturday and fueled the following Thursday. This isn’t to say that fueling was one of the things we did on Thursday–that’s all we did that day and we were lucky to get it done in a day. Highlights from September 20th follow. Click any image for a larger…

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Port Mathurin

Port Mathurin

We spent our first few days in Rodrigues completing our clearance, getting a few boat projects done and exploring the area around Port Mathurin. We also picked up a SIM card for cellular data–it’s great to have always-on connectivity again after running for so many days on BGAN. Trip highlights from September 12th through 16th…

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Rodrigues arrival

Rodrigues arrival

We arrived into Rodrigues, Mauritius from Dampier, Australia after 19 nights and 3,023 nautical miles at sea. The seas were a little rougher on the second half of the trip compared to the first half. But we still had several days of calm weather and the big seas didn’t last long. Overall we had an…

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Halfway there

Halfway there

We reached the halfway point of our 3,005nm Indian Ocean crossing after ten days at sea. By that time, we’d drained all three of our deck bladders and were back to close to full fuel tanks for the remaining 1,500 miles of the trip. The weather for this first half of the passage has been…

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