Hoisting the Sa courtesy flag.

Madagascar to South Africa Day 13 – Adina arrives in South Africa


Thursday 20 October 2016

Some days drag – and drag – and drag. On board Adina the weather gods were telling us we were not finished yet. The winds switched, so we gybed. Then they switched again, so we gybed again. Then the winds increased and the seas built. We started going faster and faster. We counted down the…

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Adina sailing in the Tuamotos

Madagascar to South Africa Day 11/12 – Into South African Waters


Wednesday 19 October 2016

Monday 18th October the wind persisted in blowing away as we sat anchored outside Maputo, the skies were grey, the sea was grey. It just wasn’t pleasant so we spent most of the day down below doing some boat checks, getting ready for the next leg, a few emails, a few games of cards and…

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Adina and North Sails

Madagascar to South Africa Day 9 – Testing the stress levels


Sunday 16 October 2016

Saturday morning we were racing along rather nicely. On a good day the fishing lines go into the water; Tom thinks it a good party trick for Susie to wake up to find a fish waiting for her. This time Susie woke to some thumping noise on deck, came up and in her own words…

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Madagascar to South Africa Day 6 – Sheltered in Inhambane, Mozambique


Thursday 13 October 2016

Adina has arrived in Inhambane on the Mozambique coast where we are now seeking shelter from some southerly winds, halting our progress to South Africa. Once within striking distance of Inhambane we slowed to a crawl to wait for the winds to switch from the north-east to the south before anchoring. With north-east winds our…

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