High mountains

Viewpoint Maido 2160m above sea level
Maido

We just love La Reunion! This is a lush and green Island with high mountains stretching up in the sky. When we stand at sea level we see the villages climbing up along the mountainside. The roads to the top (the highest 3070m) is windling back and forth like a serpentine road. On the top it is cold! The other day when we went up to Maido (2160m) for a hike, it was only 7°C! For us that is really cold, we had to use long trousers and sweaters. Actually it is nice to wear clothes again! While we were in the Maldives we only had swimsuits on.

Le Port

The supermarkets are like being in heaven! They have everything you possibly need. Here, like everywhere in France, you go to the Boulangerie to buy your fresh baguettes, people bring chairs and tables outside their houses and always salut you when you passes by with Bonjour! We like the southern atmosphere.

We made it to La Reunion

Finally in a secure marina and cleared in!

Niklas on Hafsorkestern and Lars on Dawnbreaker met us outside the marina in a dinghy and escorted us in. On the dock was the whole family from Mirabella with baguettes, Evelyne from norweigan consulate had flags and flowers and the marina staff was also there in force. We felt like celebrities!

Maldives to Reunion DAY 14 AND 15

May 18 and 19, 2020
It is still blowing like hell and we have water all over! When we dive in a wave we have water all over deck, window and even sometimes over the roof! It is not easy to move around, and to cook food is a nightmare. The wind is blowing at least 30 knots, probably more (we don’t know. our wind instrument doesn’t work). and the swell is about 3 meters and on top of that we have small waves coming from every direction. The noise in cockpit is so loud of banging in waves, slamming lines and wind that shouts, we can hardly hear our thoughts. This is not that champagne-sailing we expected! Crew feels like a meatball in a fry pan.

Position: S16*17.940 E61*03.744
DTA: 430 nm

Maldives to Reunion DAY 14 AND 15

May 18 and 19, 2020
It is still blowing like hell and we have water all over! When we dive in a wave we have water all over deck, window and even sometimes over the roof! It is not easy to move around, and to cook food is a nightmare. The wind is blowing at least 30 knots, probably more (we don’t know. our wind instrument doesn’t work). and the swell is about 3 meters and on top of that we have small waves coming from every direction. The noise in cockpit is so loud of banging in waves, slamming lines and wind that shouts, we can hardly hear our thoughts. This is not that champagne-sailing we expected! Crew feels like a meatball in a fry pan.

Position:
DTA:

Maldives to Reunion DAY 10 AND 11

May 14 and 15, 2020.
We are fighting squall after squall. It comes with heavy wind and rain, and during night we are at war with the birds! They want to take a rest, and the first night we let them do that, which we regret. All deck, window and boom were splash-painted with poo! Not beautiful at all!
Finally we got some wind and we are making excellent speed towards Reunion! We are half-way today and will turn the clock 1h back. Only 2h difference from Sweden, yeeah.

Position: S 9* 57,695 E 68* 52,792
DTA: 1023 nm