The future of Madagascar

Madagascar – scenery with the Wow factor!

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Sunday 28 August 2016

Having dropped anchor in the bay by Maribe village on the small island of Mitsio, the warm African sun demanded it was time for the somewhat tired crew of Adina to set to restoring their energy levels and adjusting to a new land. The air had such a stillness about it that you almost wanted…

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Tracker’s up and running!

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Tuesday 16 August 2016

We have removed the need for a password on the tracker page. Adina was only in the High Risk Area for a short while in the Seychelles but we opted to be prudent and hide our movements. That said, we don’t think we’ve ever had a viewing from a country with pirates! But rather safe…

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Welcome to Madagasgar

Over the top of Madagascar – Mother Nature rules

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Sunday 7 August 2016

At 0730 on 31st July 2016 we lifted anchor and left the beautiful Seychelles. Five minutes later we were back and anchored as a drive belt on the engine alternator had gone! So, at 0800 on 31st July 2016 again we left the beautiful Seychelles. Departures are always hard as you become so comfortable and…

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Adina ready to leave BIOT/chagos

“I like to move it, move it” – Adina changes course

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Thursday 4 August 2016

Having left the Seychelles on Sunday 31st July Adina has rounded the top of Madagascar and passed through the notorious North Madagascar Enhanced Wind Zone. Our strategy of going south and then bearing away over the top paid dividends and while not a ride-in-the-park it was all in all pretty good going. This is a…

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Seychelles round two – Travelling with the folks!

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Friday 29 July 2016

No sooner have the Senior Plumes departed than a weather window has appeared for our next leg to Comoros so it’s time for a quick blog to catch up! We very much enjoyed having Susie’s parents Ros and Richard with us on board Adina. They are regular visitors and supporters so we try our best…

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Close-up with a curious Tortoise

Catching Yehaa in the Seychelles

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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Having done some work on Adina after our passage from Chagos/BIOT we opted to hire a car and headed off for a few days ashore as Susie’s birthday treat. The main island of Mahe is dominated by steep slopes of dark grey granite set amongst lush greenery and forest. To cross over from east to…

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