We have now officially checked out of Brazil and will lift anchor at 06H00 (Brazil time) on 2 July 2015 and set course for Iles du Salut, French Guyana. We had some document difficulties with Customs this morning as they questioned us about the goods we imported from South Africa a couple of months ago. Then they wanted to see whether we have the goods and that it will be leaving with us. So it was all the way back to Revelations and we had to turn the boat upside down to retrieve the goods. Forty minutes later, sweating and swearing under our breaths, they were satisfied and then it was back to their offices to complete all the paperwork. At around 15H15 we were finally done and returned to Revelations which was now in a state of chaos.
We will not be able to communicate en-route due to equipment problems, nether will we be able to send updates nor position reports to this website. We should be at the “Iles Du Salut” islands in about 9 to 12 days from now. But we will only go ashore 5 to 8 days later to moor at a marina, do the check in procedures, then try and arrange internet access. If all goes well, you can expect to hear from us in about 16 to 20 days. Cheers until then!