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


03 August 2013 | Nosy Be, Madagascar
Being out at sea and travelling through weird and wonderful countries and meeting new friends everywhere, you tend to forget the value of "old" friends. Those friends who you have known through wild varsity days and days with young crying babies...(hmm, some of us are still there). But, in any case, those old friends with whom you have spent many days together many years ago.
But we just got reminded again of the wonderful value of old friends. Within 16 hours of arrival at Nosy Be, we were greeted by the Myburgh family - mother Lizet, father Charlie, 11-year old Leon, 10-year old Micae and 6-year old Carli. Yes, we all fitted into Goody for 10 days. And it was an awesome 10 days! Not once did we think Goody was too small for all the opinions or actions. There was enough space for everyone to enjoy their time, although it was obvious that some of the other yachts passing us, or being anchored next to us, disagreed...We spent so many wonderful hours on beautiful beaches, snorkelling on pristine corals reefs, playing on kayaks, playing on surfboards, painting team t-shirts, pulling anchor chain, playing with lemurs, finding chameleons, climbing a volcano, climbing a lighthouse, fishing, eating, drinking, laughing and overall just being happy!

We were again reminded of some of the joys and privileges of cruising and exploring which we may have started to take for granted.

And, we were again reminded of the high value of old friends.
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