Chagos Archipelego May 2015
This aerial shot was taken by a drone with a camera from the folks on Merkava. Great shots and we thank Mark and Rosie for them. That is YOLO on the very far right in the shot below. You can see the coral we had to deal with for anchoring and navigating. Very little sand around to drop the hook into. That island is Ile Bodham.
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.... The old ditty made this sunrise as we were sailing to Chagos a warning. We sailed far enough to avoid whatever bad weather this may have foretold for this area but it was a beautiful end to my watch and the start of another day on the 9-day passage to Chagos.
The inhabitants were kicked off the islands and these buildings fell into disrepair. This one has tree roots from the strangler figs that make it look like those temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
I was hoisted part way up the mast to take a few shots of our anchorage location. Too bad it wasn't a calm, sunny day or you could see into the water. Not as great a view as from the drone shots, but you can get the idea of our position.
The right side of the yacht club area. Someone put together the long bamboo pole for picking coconuts. We love the coconut water, but our machete has rusted beyond repair and we don't have the tools to easily husk a coconut on the boat. The husks stain and we try to only husk them on shore.
Merkava on their mooring. You can see the stone jetty that juts out from shore and the yacht club is just to the left of it.