Day 335, Year 5 Happy Birthday to Commodore John
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Weather: Beautiful Day
Location: Nosy Sakatia, NW Madagascar

We were told when we arrived in Madagascar that there is no yacht club here. But that is not correct. John at Sakatia Towers on Nosy Sakatia has an anchorage area and his Sakatia Towers deck offers a haven for sailors. So we are calling the deck the Sakatia Yacht Club and have christened John as the Commodore. He is a center of information for sailors and has become a good friend. Today was his 47th birthday and we spent the afternoon on the deck with many friends. Joanne, Wendy, and Manfred from the Rotary Club were there as well as other friends from around Nosy Be that we had not met before. And there were the cruisers from the anchorage. So we had a festive afternoon with a great lunch provided by John as his birthday gift to us. It was hard to say farewell at the end of the day, but after being in and out of here for three months, it is time to move on. We will be forever grateful to John for his hospitality and somehow I keep thinking that our paths will cross again sometime in the future. But for now we must say farewell . Thank you, John, and to all of your staff for making our stay here so comfortable.

100926 Day 335 Nosy Sakatia, Madagascar–Underwater Sakatia Channel