Indian Ocean

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  • Day130

    Money laundering

    March 15, Indian Ocean ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    When you're down because of reading the news, it's welcoming when cockatoos try to cheer you up. And they were trying!

    We again went to the information center as we wanted to rent fins for snorkeling. Then we went snorkeling at Lakeside. What we didn't anticipate was that the reef required a 750 meter walk through sand. Which is quite tough in 30 degrees and full sun while carrying snorkel gear. But we were happy we took it because the snorkeling was worth it. The visibility was good and we saw a huge ray hiding in the sand. It must've been 4 or 5 meters long. There was a strong current so we definitely needed our fins. Afterwards we were quite exhausted. So instead of preparing for another beach we went back to the campsite.

    Susanne manually washed her pants after she walked into a dirty tire. She didn't realise she also washed the cash that was in them. It's totally normal to hang up your money on a drying line, right? It doesn't at all look suspicious how we are able to afford this fancy campsite.

    At sunset we once again tried our luck at spotting baby turtles. A different beach this time. There were some other people searching as well this time, but nobody found any. They did tell us that the evening before they had seen some at this very beach. Grrr :)
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  • Day163

    Gordon river and Sarah Island boat tour.

    March 10, Indian Ocean ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Last bit of my birthday prezzie was Hannah treating us to a boat cruise.
    Got up at 7 to get to the dock. Managed to sneak some last min discounted window tickets, setting off in only 10 mins time. Whooo.
    Glassy smooth fast catamaran ride up the river with a brief stop off to look round the world heritage Woodlands.
    Had a tour around Sarah island, a very nasty place back in the day, where second offending convicts were sent to do hard labour, including boat building.
    Back at the port we saw a saw mill in action and some lovely bits of Huon pine slabs which would make a fantastic table, only 2000 dollars a pop....
    Driving East towards Lake St Clair we saw some old mining towns with some impressive coloured landscapes.

    So there we were... driving along, when suddenly a huge metal plate with a number plate detached from a trailer passing in the opposite direction. Did a very quick jerk to the left but it still skimmed the side of the van. Only a 15cm scratch, but could have been way worse, as it had bounced pretty damm high.
    The other car didnt stop, so I retrieved the number plate from the road and went onwards. Knowing lots of insurance based faff was to come. 😫

    Stopped in a nice wood pub for the evening, where they let you stay in the car park if you have a pint. We had a curry.
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  • Day128

    Cape Range National Park

    March 13, Indian Ocean ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    It rained a bit in the night, and there was more rain predicted. As the wind was also strong, we decided against staying at our campsite for another day. The snorkeling wouldn't be good. We packed our stuff, filled our water bottles and water tank, and drove north.

    In Exmouth we restocked at the supermarket, filled our fuel tank and cooked lunch at the town beach. We thought the latter was a good idea to avoid the flies, and have some wind to feel colder. Turned out we had a lot of wind and still some flies. Overall not the best experience but we made it work. Interestingly enough though, despite the fact that they tell you how valuable water is everywhere, just when we had lunch, a truck drove by to water the gravel street and us. We drove further and via the northern tip of the peninsula we got into the Cape Range National Park. We proudly hang up our purchased 'Park Pass' on our rear view mirror, but it seems like in every park we've been so far, nobody cares to check it. And Cape Range wasn't any different, no employees were present at the park entry station.

    In the park we had booked a basic campsite. From there it was just a few minutes walking to the beach, where we enjoyed a medium sunset. The location was nice, with only 8 camping spots in total, some trees for shade and just nature around. Less nice were the amount of cock roaches around the toilets at night. At least we could also spot a big ghost crab.
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  • Day91

    Le pot au noir: calme plat

    April 4, Indian Ocean ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Souvent, lors des courses de voiliers, petits et grands, nous entendons parler du pot au noir. Les bateaux qui s'y laissent prendre peuvent rester de longues heures à l'arrêt dans un calme déprimant. C'est ce que l'on vit aujourd'hui, à la différence que nous, on avance. La photo jointe vous donnera une bonne idée du calme. Et là, il fait beau pour l'instant.

    Dans quelques heures, nous allons franchir à nouveau l'équateur qui n'est plus qu'à 200 miles nautiques de notre position actuelle. Et demain on naviguera dans l'hémisphère nord.

    Hier au soir, nous avons fêté l'anniversaire de Marie. Un petit coup au bar suivi du dîner conclu par un gâteau amené, comme il est d'usage ici, par le personnel du restaurant. A une quinzaine, ils défilent depuis les cuisines en chantant un truc exotique et en tapant sur des gamelles, le serveur attitré étant chargé du transport du gâteau. Sympa.

    Tout à l'heure, répétition pour le spectacle des passagers. A suivre, car le niveau général n'est franchement pas à la hauteur de ce que l'on pourrait attendre pour ce genre de manifestation.

    Portez vous bien.
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  • Day92

    Il faut qu'il pleuve!

    April 5, Indian Ocean ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Hier au soir, au retour du dîner, en remontant dans nos cabines, nous avons eu la surprise de trouver un mot du commandant nous annonçant que comme nous ne trouvions pas de port d'escale pour charger des provisions, nous n'aurons plus assez d'eau minérale pour terminer notre voyage.

    Au secours, on va mourir de soif! C'est pour ça qu'il faut qu'il pleuve. Nous pourrons alors récupérer l'eau de pluie pour remplir des seaux et tenir encore quelques jours... peut-être!

    Allez, pas de panique, les générateurs du bord sont capables de produire 35 tonnes d'eau par heure. Il n'y aura donc pas de pénurie réelle, si ce n'est que dorénavant nous allons boire à la fontaine où nous pourrons remplir nos gourdes (sic!).
    Mais c'est le moindre de nos soucis.

    Hier je vous disais qu'il faisait beau « pour l'instant ». Et bien, un quart d'heure après avoir pris la photos de la mer bleue d'hier, j'ai prise celle que je vous joins aujourd'hui. Ca change vraiment vite dans cette zone. Nous avons d'ailleurs franchi l'équateur cette nuit et arriverons aux abords de Colombo très tôt dans la matinée. J'espère que nous pourrons faire au moins une photo des containers si on est pas trop loin...

    Jimmy, prépare toi, on peut avoir besoin de toi d'ici quelques jours... A suivre.

    Prenez soin de vous.
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  • Day329

    T3 - Exmouth

    September 15, 2019, Indian Ocean ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    LAKESIDE

    ▪️5:30 Uhr klingelte der Wecker, schnell Zelte abbauen, bevor der Ranger uns erwischt - somit konnten wir aber wenigstens den wunderschönen Sonnenaufgang am Leuchtturm sehen :D
    ▪️Den Tag verbrachten wir an dem Schnorchelspot "Lakeside" (ohne Lake :P) , leider war die Sicht dort auch nicht so gut und die Strömung war mega stark
    ▪️Trotz allem konnten wir bis zu einen riesigen Riff schwimmen, welches wir fast berühren konnten :D
    ▪️Habe einen Schnupfen bekommen - schlief den restlichen halben Tag am Strand :(
    ▪️Abends trafen wir uns mit dem Convoy in "Froth Craft" eine Minibrauerei und aßen Burger bei Live Musik, denn der Lukas hatte Geburtstag :)
    ▪️Eine Huntsman nutzte Henry als Taxi, während der Fahrt krabbelte die riesige Spinne übers Beifahrerfenster - wir kreischten so laut, aber zum Glück war es von außen 👀
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  • Day350

    Riesen Bäume

    October 6, 2019, Indian Ocean ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    ▪️Sind den 65m hohen Bicentennial Tree im Warren National Park über in den Baum geschlagen Eisenstangen hoch geklettert - Adrenalin pur und hammer Aussicht :D
    ▪️Im D'Entrecasteaux National Park haben wir an der Steilküste Mittag im Regen gegessen :P
    ▪️Spazierten einen Tree Top Walk im Valley of the Giants für 25 p.P. entlang, das ist eine Art Brücke zwischen den Kari Baumkronen in 40m Höhe - Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist nicht gut :(Read more

  • Day62

    Wellengang vor Durban

    November 29, 2018, Indian Ocean ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Leider konnten wir heute morgen nicht in Richards Bay anlegen, der Hafen war aufgrund des Sturms geschlossenen 🛳️ Somit sind wir weiter durch die Wellen geschaukelt um einen Hafen weiter in Durban festzumachen.

    Es hat ganz schön geschaukelt, eine Seefahrt die ist lustig 😃 Und spannend, da der Pilot/Lotse diesmal mit dem Helikopter kam. 🤗 Was eine aufregende Aktion, die super gekappt hat.

    Nun bleiben wir 3 Tage in Durban, mit der größten Stadt Afrikas 🦓
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  • Day15

    Walvisboot en township

    August 13, 2019, Indian Ocean ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Heute früh mit dem ersten boot. Leider nur einen wal kurz gesehen. Dafür viele seelöwen und delfine. Leider war Karen seekrank und Kay musste an bord brechen. Nachmittag hat unsere Freudin Kongo ons ihr township gezeigt. Sehr beeindruckend was Mandela hier bewirkt hat. Morgen weiter nach oudtshoorn.👍👋Read more

  • Day5

    Great Australian Bight..

    March 20, 2019, Indian Ocean ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We are in a distant part of the Australian Bight today, calmer, after 24 hours of a very rough ride,worst on their whole world journey, it was, just a wee bit tricky ,trying to remain in the bed.! Lots of focus on our sister ship Viking Sky, in trouble half a world away, but many known on board, to our crew especially, so we had regular updates,along the way,all safe which is the best news.
    A reminder that no matter how modern or experienced anyone is ,there is always the unforeseen. Thought of those never listening or making a joke of our safety briefing ,possibly the first to be in distress...!
    Much to do as we sail along,the craft group,a great bunch. I think cruises are quite good levelers,from whence you come. Today my especially nice companion, in a round about way, revealed her son was runner up in the Pulitzer prize in Music... This as I was helping her ,and we were laughing at ,her attempts at knitting,..There are people in high places,in every way, all thrown in together,dressed ordinarily ,and just mingle nicely,in the main. Good for us all.. All in the one Boat..so to speak.!
    A few more pics I may want included in the Book at the end.
    Simply love all your comments.! Hope you went back to my saying to have all my favorite people in one place is ,simply the best. Bye now, Us.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Indian Ocean, Indischer Ozean, Indijos vandenynas, Indonesian Ocean, Océan Indien, Oceano Indiano, Индийский Океан, Індійський Океан, 印度洋

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