We sailed away from South Africa, around Cape of Good Hope and up the east coast of Africa towards Madagascar. While the weather was calm, the currents were a bit rough. Many of those who have been with the ship for many years said it was the worst sail that they had ever been on with the ship. One night was particularly bad. Several items broke loose from their fastenings, despite never having moved on any of the sails in past years. The screws and bolts securing the coffee machine in the Starbucks Café snapped and the machine was thrown to the floor, causing great sadness for all the coffee addicts on the ship, who had to live with regular coffee from the dining room until we reached Madagascar.I continued to thank the Lord for that I do not suffer from seasickness, as many others found themselves feeling so unwell that they were unable to leave their cabins. We sailed into Madagascar one beautiful morning, and soon the job of unpacking the hospital began.
I love Madagascar! The country is beautiful, and the people are so warm, welcoming, and so very polite. The water here is so clear, even in the port, and I can sit on the dock next to the ship and watch the tropical fish swimming just below me.
|Sailing Away from South Africa|
|Sailing around the Cape of Good Hope|
|Sailing into Tamatave, Madagascar|