With Covid Lockdowns eased and Sonrisa’s crew looking more ship-shape, we cast off to explore the famous cruising and sailing grounds of Mahe, Seychelles to enjoy bluewater swimming, star gazing, and a barbeque on a white sand beach.
I wake up the day after Ella was set to arrive with an ear worm. I hum: “Welcome to the Hotel California…..such a lovely place.” The crew did sing that song at Kareoke night, but I don’t think that is why it’s in my head. “Plenty of room at the Hotel….. As soon as everyone in the fleet
Source: Travel Magic, By Sonrisa
After we splashed, we spent a few days in Nieafu while Andrew and Leslie collected various provisions, finished putting together my odds and ends, and checked in-water related systems like the water maker, engine cooling refrigerator, etc. Andrew’s itchy feet put toe prints all over me, from
Source: A Valiant Ship, By Sonrisa
We had our doubts. So much so, that we were lazing around on Monday morning drinking coffee and catching up with Andrew’s parents on FaceTime when suddenly we hear voices beneath Sonrisa’s hull and the sound of a loader firing up. As the yard growled to life, it could only mean one thing: