Sailing Around The World

Day 14 Arrival to Rodrigues Isl. “I See Land”

We are currently 30 miles off the coast of Rodrigues Island and hope should arrive in 6 hours. Once again we will have to go through customs, health, immigration, and check in with the port master. I am hoping for a market and a burger right off the dock for this evenings activities. I am also excited to report that we caught a Maha Maha last night and ate fish again after 6 days. I never felt so full off that protein. Now we have the challenge of piloting through the harbor entrance with little to no information, should be good fun. Slow as she goes to the finish line of our 2200 nautical mile passage from Cocos Island 14 days ago, safety first.

Current Position: 19deg 32.8min S, 63deg 52.0min E, 00:25utc, COG 288deg-M, SOG 5.9, WS 14kts, WD ESE, Swell >1meter, Depth 610 meters, Sunny

Thanks,

Jacques

3 responses

  1. Ann

    So happy to hear you’re so close! Actually, you posted that six hours ago so you should be there now!

    September 30, 2014 at 11:37 am

  2. Anne Movalson

    So glad you made it (almost) to the island. It will feel great to either be tied up to a dock or at a safe anchorage, and be able to get your “land legs” back. I’m sure you all are full of bruises. Even tho the corners of all the cabin woodwork are rounded, they still hurt when you get thrown into them by those BIG waves. Happy landing and more safe travels. Anne

    September 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

  3. Ian Mc Donald (Macca)

    Hi Jacque and crew have been following you on your blog sounds like this leg has been touch hope you all are well and ready to party.

    September 30, 2014 at 10:51 pm