Our new film is about sailing in Madagascar.
We bet you’ll ask – Why do we see Umadum in Madagascar if they have been there in 2017? The answer is easy – we never had time to make a film about our beloved island Madagascar, which maybe is one of the best cruising grounds of the world.
Let’s look back to the time of 2017. To our normal world with the lemurs, with the whales, with a classical concert on the top of the moutain, with local carnivals and fiestas. And to the question why you should take your time while you are cruising.
We started the Indian ocean crossing in Malaysia, sailed to Sumatra and down till we found the wind and then the real ocean crossing started. After 4000 nautical miles at sea we arrived to the red island Madagascar.
The northern tip of Madagascar, Cap d’Ambre, is well knowing for pretty high waves, because of two strong currents meeting there. In this film Guenther is sharing his tips and tricks how to round this cape easyly.
After 3 days of rest at anchor in one of the northern bays we started sailing south – good wind, flat seas, what a fun to sail there. Sometimes we alternated our course to sail near to the reefs for very good and succeful fishing.
Most of our time we spent around Nosy Be island, on the northwestern side of Madagascar. All transportation is done by traditional local sailing boats – there are no engines, only sails. And these people are very very good sailors.
Everything was colorful there – markets, clothes, food, music, dances. And everything was full of contrasts – one day we went to the classical music concert on the top of the mountain and few days later we were guests at local fiesta in one of the small villages.
So, take a deap breath and dive with us into this beautiful world of Madagascar. You will see – why it’s so important to sail fast, but to cruise slow – you will never get all this experience if you rush from one anchorage to another. Take you time.
Love, Peace and Ocean Breeze
Tali and Guenther
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