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23/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour

This house in the distance is CHATEAU de LABOURDONNAIS. It was built by one of the early leaders of Mauritius. image1 image2 image3 image4. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
23/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017

We went on a tour today. They had nice buses and guides. The first place was SSR Botanical Gardens in Pamplemouse, Mauritius image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017
22/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius

It is Sunday and we are chilling out. We had coffee and breakfast if the cockpit with a nice breeze blowing and moderately comfortable temperature. It is a little hot later in the day. I am posting a few photos of the marina area. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob: Mauritius
22/10/2017

Brag - PARKED IN LAS PALMAS

Hi! By some series of minor, middling and major miracles plus a modicum of champagne, here we are tucked up, stern to, in what can only be described as a fenderama in Las Palmas. Three thousand miles from West Loch Tarbert, Scotland, UK. There have been imperfect storms, whaley ceilidhs and titanic tantrums along the way; Brag has been on and off the market like a very expensive YoYo as everything including the kitchen sink has broken, failed and/or misbehaved; cracking crews have come and gone; and for now it's just Brian and Agnes,  the Accountant and the Journalist...cooking the books...So far, my best friend in LP is the nice young man from El Corte Ingles who is pledged to turn victualling for six for the three (maybe four?) week passage from a nutritional and logistics. read more...


Brag - PARKED IN LAS PALMAS
Brag - PARKED IN LAS PALMAS
21/10/2017

Blue Top - Samedi 21

Depuis la remise à l'eau, mercredi après-midi, la préparation de BlueTop bat son plein...Catherine a l'avitaillement de base......Moi a regréer le bateau, Grand Voile,Bricolages divers sur le pont, inspection en tête de mât, montage du panneau solaire....Et même, puisque c'est la seule Rhumerie d'Europe...visite a la Rhumerie de Porto da Cruz.....avec forcément dégustation et découverte d'un Rhum agricole bon comma la -bas.....si siBref nous sommes débordés.....mais heureux!Beaucoup de bateaux sur les pontons de Quinta.....la saison des Transat's approche!Lundi départ vers l'Île de Graciosa aux Canaries..... read more...


21/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued

This is all the religious buildings around the sacred lake with many statues of gods. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
Lexington - Captain Bob: tour continued
21/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius

We hired a taxi to take us around the southern portion of Mauritius yesterday. We were out a full day seeing the sights. Our driver spoke fair English and was very friendly. The first thing I was impressed with was the modern and big buildings that were outside Port Louis. There was a area called Cybercity which was an area that was where a lot of new development was occurring. It was comparable to any major city in the USA. A lot of the IT services of this region are based here. The is a lot of international banking done is Mauritius. I will now show some photos and explanation.image1 image2 image3 image4 image5. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
Lexington - Captain Bob10/21/2017 Mauritius
20/10/2017

Shimna - SHIMNA prepares for 4 days sail!!!!!

Have organised the provisioning today , visiting various shops in Largos it's great that we have the car . Unfortunately the water pump still not fixed , though it has arrived. We need to test the new water maker and have shake down sail out of the marina . We hope to off to Las Palmas , the middle of next week . At the moment it seems two steps forward one back . We are not suffering though we are staying in Dave's lovely villa, with pool. Uncle Dave is getting frustrated,Well we all are . We now have to store all this food , and remember where it is, a little plan is called for . We've come up with a menu and based our food shopping around that, plus extras. We also need treats , plus the good old (ginger biscuits) for those times when another day at seaseems all too much . A nice. read more...


Shimna - SHIMNA prepares for 4 days sail!!!!!
Shimna - SHIMNA prepares for 4 days sail!!!!!
20/10/2017

Muttley - Getting to Las Palmas

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Blue Top - L hélice polie...
Blue Top - L hélice polie...
19/10/2017

Shimna - Preparing for sea

Will the water pump arrive in time, do we have enough gin, how many sedatives do we need to keep the skipper on side, is 36 toilet rolls enough, why are these bananas going brown, where did all these bolts on the deck come from.Looking forward to getting underway and leaving Lagos8ED4F0EE-82E3-4511-9DFD-D36684464865. read more...


Shimna - Preparing for sea
Shimna - Preparing for sea
19/10/2017

Blue Top - Remise a l'eau

18 octobre 14h30 TU...BlueTop est sur l'eau....après carénage effectué de main de maître par Mario de RepMaritima.....super boulot je vais envoyer a photo de l'hélice polie miroir...impressionnant!Nous restons à Quinta do Lorde jusqu' a lundi...mission rangement!. read more...


19/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts

So today is a holiday, Dawali, and most things are closed. I walked around the city just to say I got out of the tourist marina area. Then I came by a bus area and decided just to get on a bus and ride it to wherever and back to see whatever was there. The bus ended up going to Pamplemouse which is a small town several miles outside Mauritius. The bus ride cost me all of about two dollars. It was not all that great but did fill the morning and let me see what was outside the city. May fair winds fill your sails with many sights and sounds. Bobimage1 image2 image3 image4 image5. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/19/2017 Mauritius Bus tour of sorts
19/10/2017

Lexington - 10/19/2017 Mauritius

I am out for a walk in the town area of Mauritius, away from the tourist area of the marina. It is a holiday today, Dawali. Diwali is a religious holiday of India. It is celebrated with fireworks and festivals. I am in a botanical garden which is picturesque. There are many statues. I will have to google the names on the statues to fine out who they were.  May fair winds fill your sails with beautiful parks and statues Bobimage1 image2 image3. read more...



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