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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oct.24, 2010-Photo Updates Now Posted

It's been nearly a month since September when we dropped off the grid back in Indonesia. Now, here in Mauritius, we've got an Internet connection again and though it is expensive to use it seems to work good enough.

We thought we'd catch you up up on all the photos we've been taking.

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In the Mentawai's

Click here for more photos of the Mentawai Islands where we visited just before leaving Sumatra.

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ITCZ Sailing

Next we sailed south looking for the SE Trades. We had miserable and stormy conditions before finding SE Trades and some blue skies eight days later.

(Every other yacht coming across the Southern Indian Ocean this season has reported similar, or worse, conditions.)

Click here for more shots of the rough conditions we found in the ITCZ.

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Boisteous Trade Wind Sailing

Even when the sky cleared, the wind didn't drop much, the seas stayed big, and we rocked on Westward.

Click here for more shots of trade wind sailing.

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Tied up In Mauritius

Eighteen and a half days after leaving Sumatra we tied up Wings along side the sea wall in Mauritius. 2700 miles: a momentous crossing for us.

Click here for more shots of our arrival at Mauritius

So that's the crossing in a nutshell. We've said we are sailing westward until we stop.

For now, we've stopped.

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Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Mauritius

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Anonymous RichC said...

As usual, great photos Fred, although it was a little late to be ready Cornell's book on routes! :-)

25 October, 2010 11:22  

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