Mozambique Channel

The crossing of   the Mozambique  Channel always concerned me (chicken) due to the stories spoken by sailors, (probably armchair ones) and written ones by armchair writers.I left Madagascar with all the worries (more chicken) to face the 20 meter waves and arm with 50 liters of rum purchased in Madagascar in case I got marooned.  Early in the morning I got a Yellow Fin Tuna and then I knew I would be OK. Food and drinks to last me at least for a month. After the first day you are in the groove and you are invincible. The passage biggest danger was to miss the whales that at times appeared so close just before they went under the boat. We arrived at Richards Bay at 22.00 hrs and  being ignored by Port Control after trying to get them on the radio for an hour we tied at the Tutsi Gazi marina. Welcome to South Africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Local fisherman

Tulear Regatta

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chook is on the menu today

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

More chooks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wanagarlick?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My taxi driver

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The interpreter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parcel delivery

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Searching for the F dinghy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mast refit in Tulear

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tullear's tapas bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Repairs to the flag

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Taxi rank

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adios Madagascar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Food for the passage

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Overtaking the whale

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zululand Yacht Club

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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About Paco

I am living my dream of sailing around the world, and to visit and meet as many places and people time will allow me.
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