Goody on route

Who: Joop, Jacolette, Johannes, Dirk and Lelei
Port: Richards Bay
06 September 2013 | Richards Bay, South Africa
05 September 2013 | Portugese Islands, Inhaca, Mozambique
03 September 2013 | Mozambique
30 August 2013
29 August 2013 | Bassas da India
28 August 2013
26 August 2013
21 August 2013 | Madagascar
17 August 2013 | Madagascar
10 August 2013 | Nosy Antsoba, Madagascar
06 August 2013 | Nosy Be, Madagascar
04 August 2013 | Madagascar
03 August 2013 | Nosy Be, Madagascar
21 July 2013 | Nosy Be area
15 July 2013 | Indian Ocean
11 July 2013
10 July 2013
07 July 2013
06 July 2013

Farewell Cocos

25 June 2013
It was just another school morning here onboard Goody at the Cocos Keeling islands. Joop was busy in the cockpit with maintenance tasks, Johannes was on a school break playing cars with Dirk. It was when I went outside to get some fresh air (as much needed by mom-teachers!!) that I saw the fins, to be confirmed seconds later with spinning leaps through the air. Dolphins!! Within minutes we had four pairs of fins, four goggles, GoPro camera, underwater camera, Lelei and her car seat in the dingy and we were on our way.
We were rewarded with above and below water entertainment by a dolphin group. The Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) leaped and danced around us. The Adam family hung motionless in the aquamarine water staring in awe at the activities of the dolphin family. The largest of the family came to investigate Joop from close, and he passed the test, as just before they touched noses, the dolphin steered away. After a while Joop identified two grey reef sharks circling in close proximity of the dolphin family, causing the dolphins to tighten their circle of movements, especially around the youngster.
Late afternoon we headed to the beach to refill our coconut supplies, kick ball and build sand castles. It was much later and with quiet thoughts that we finally headed back to Goody. This was our last sunset at this atoll.
Vessel Name: Goody
Vessel Make/Model: Dean Catamaran
Hailing Port: Richards Bay
Crew: Joop, Jacolette, Johannes, Dirk and Lelei
About: Joop, myself and our 2.5 year old son, Johannes, left Richards Bay harbour on 6 December 2008. Since then, Dirk was born in 2009 in Curacao, Dutch Antilles and Lelei in January 2013 in Penang, Malaysia.
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Who: Joop, Jacolette, Johannes, Dirk and Lelei
Port: Richards Bay