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

06 July 2013
7 July
I am very privileged to be spending my nightwatch wrapping birthday presents for my oldest, who is turning 7 tomorrow (or after sunrise today). As I am wrapping the presents I think of how far some of them have come. Dragging along a big box of LEGO (WHY do the boxes always have to be so big??) from Kuala Lumpur, on public transport – taxis, trains, busses, transfers, resort transfer shuttles – without him seeing or noticing. Others were collected in the small town of Port Dickson, in the Department store, or the local supermarket where we walked to. The M&Ms come from the duty free island of Langkawi, and some other presents from Penang. The planning started months ago already, as we realised we were not going to be able to do last minute shopping before his birthday, as we will be at sea.
Everyone who knows me, will also know that I am more of a “living for the moment” person, and long term planning is not really included in my daily vocabulary. But, onboard today, I have birthday presents which I am sure he would love, wrapped in different colour wrapping paper, I have flour to bake a cake, eggs (at a price of Aus $9 for 12 from Cocos Keeling islands. The salesperson explained they were fresh that’s why they so expensive), icing sugar, food colouring, sweets to decorate, and we are even going to share 3 Sprites! What a party!
If we are lucky, we could even end the day with fresh sushi at sunset!
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