Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blue Peter Flys Again

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Crew Lines Up

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Ready to go

Wings in Le Caudan

Visitors from Kathmandu

Strangely, a group of men from Kathmandu came by to see us off, so to speak. They invited us to Nepal but I told them I didn't think we could make it there, with the pirates and all, not to mention that Nepal is not on the water.

They left a couple of name cards anyhow, Nabin Maharjan & Mahesh Kumar Thapaliya. If we do get to Kathmandu, maybe by plane, we'll call on them.

Nepalese guys wave goodbye

Patrick & Valerie


Patrick & Valerie

We've only been in Mauritius a short time but Patrick and Valerie have become good friends. I've always been happiest when I can hang out at the marina and talk about boats and boat projects with another good sailor. Patrick fits the bill for that purpose. He loves his boat and he's often down here just messing about and I can usually harass him about something or other which I think he should do differently or not at all. This is the best way; he has to try to get something done I just give opinions about how to do it, which I have to say he takes with excellent humor and gives some back as well.

Haere Maru is a great boat and Patrick and his wife Valerie, a lovely Tahitian woman with a ready smile, are preparing for their own trip as well to Cargado Carajos Shoals (or Saint Brandon's, as it is known here abouts) a beautiful and remote place in the Indian Ocean a few hundred miles north of here. We wish we were going with them but, as we must do if we are to be sailors, we will part company before that.

We'll miss them.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cleaning Winches

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Servicing a Barient 532 3-speed

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Last look at the Basin

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Paul Sungalle

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Keel Repair In Mauritius

Monday, March 14, 2011

Photos From Grand Port by Patrick

Patrick sent these photos from our trip together to Grand Port

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Two Yachts at Ile de La Passe
Wings and Haere Maru

Wings in Grand Port

Wings and Lighthouse Island

Dinner aboard Haere Maru

Patrick Lands a Yellow Fin

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Monday, March 07, 2011

Grand Port Cruise

Sunday, March 06, 2011

More Photos from Grand Port Cruise

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