I moved back aboard! (Those flesh demons harassing the cat while she tries to nap on the dodger are my fingers, present and accounted for aboard Sonrisa.) I spend my days doing a lot of Physical Therapy and Yoga, but I’m getting stronger every day. I’ll be back in full fighting shape, soon, I think
We, of all people, cannot complain. Between the isolation of the Maldives, the remote islands of Chagos, and the Seychelles’ careful policies about quarantine and travel, we spent all of 2020 enjoying the luxury of Covid-Free zones. Certainly, our travels have been curtailed by closed borders and
Oddgodfrey and his team of best friends came through to make sure Christmas Celebrations were as topnotch as ever. Join us in this blog post to observe a real, live (Scottish) Australian lad in the wild “throw another shrimp on the barbie.”
The Oddgodfreys enjoy beautiful Seychelles hiking and cruising while we watch other fellow sailors make their way South through the Mozambique Channel to be denied visas upon arrival in South Africa. Back problems start to arise, and we start to think our five year journey may be delayed, yet again
After being stuck in port for several weeks, Adventure Grin the Portabote is ready for some action. He escorts Sonrisa’s crew through bommie infested reef and open ocean to arrive on one of the most famous beaches in the world: Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue, the Seychelles.
“What are we going to do for your birthday, Leslie?” “Hmmm….I don’t know…” Our friends had been asking me this for a couple weeks prior the big day, and I’d been dragging my feet in making any sort of plans. A hike maybe? A beach day maybe? Dinner at a restaurant? Sail out and a
In normal times, we cast upon a new shore and immediately get to exploring. usually, we don’t have much time to waste, a sailor must sail on. With all this indecision and uncertainty playing into our lives, I find it hard to focus on exploration. It seems out of context and strange to do. I don’
S/V Sonrisa, a 1981 Valiant 40 Sailboat with a tendency toward strong opinions and flowing ink in her pen takes you along for the ride in this blog post as she decides whether to push her crew to sail onward or wait for a wind shift in this post-covid cruising world.