Cocos (Keeling) Island - Indian Ocean


Although we had planned a non stop passage across the Indian Ocean, we are both delighted that a necessary change in plans enables us to experience this truly idyllic atoll. Part way into the passage, our escape hatch in the middle of the salon floor has sprung open, allowing tons of water to enter and flood the portside bilges. When we can't manage to seal it again properly, we decide to pull into the calm waters of Cocos's lagoon to effect repairs. A stay of a couple of days quickly turns into a couple of weeks as we meet up with old friends who have sailed in from various ports. We fish together and enjoy BBQs ashore in the shelter on the beach, and add our calling card to the numerous other signs and pieces of memorabilia left by visiting cruising boats.  

Cocos Keeling impressions                                                         click picture to enlarge

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