Friday, October 22, 2010

Sega Dancers at ARC Rally Party

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The ARC Around the World Rally is in Mauritius and they had a party on Thursday (they are leaving for Africa on Saturday Morning). The featured entertainment were a band and a troupe of sega dancers. We crahsed the party, had dinner and drinks, and watched the dancers.

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Arrival In Mauritius

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After we rounded Cap Malheureux at Mauritius' northmost point the sailing changed. The water became flat, the wind steady, the sun warm but not hot. We were amazed as we passed the island of Mauritius on our port side. It seemed developed and modern, as well as having rugged terrain and sun bleached hills and beaches. Beautiful!

After 18.5 days at sea, we're here, and we can't wait to see it up close.

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Gunner's Quoin, first island of Mauritius group we passed

We watch the coastline of Mauritius

Pierre Steers

Judy Steers

Fred & Judy


Port Louis La Caudan Waterfront

Port Louis Harbor

Hotel Next to Marina

La Caudan Marina & ARC Around the World Rally Boats

The 20 boats making a 18 month dash around the world as part of the ARC Around the World Rally have filled up the marina. We knew they'd be here and were worried about this.

Tied along side

But we got a spot on the outside wall, It's OK. At Least we're here.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Trade Wind Sailing

Sailing in the Storms of the ITCZ

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Our voyage started out with tough weather in the ITCZ (near the equator). We had rain and wind every day.

We were nostly going upwind, but, Wings can do that.

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Looking to Weather

Deep Reef

rain in the squall

Grey wave astern

Wave Peak

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Small Sails

Cockpit & Sea

Going up a wave

Finally, enough sun to do laundry

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