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




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


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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