It was sad to leave Reunion and the wonderful people we had met in our time here, but the weather looked good for a fast passage to Ile St Marie on the east coast of Madagascar.
Our last week in the marina was spent on final boat preparations, final checks, weather checks, final shopping, last drinks with friends and an appointment with Les Douanes (Customs) for our clearance papers. There is no passport stamping in or out. With our Customs clearance paper, a passport and our ship registration document we were eligible to buy duty free diesel and petrol. The regular price for diesel was around €0.90 and we paid only €0.60 per litre.
With the last job done we cast our lines just after sun up on Sunday morning and motored out of the harbour bound for Madagascar and another chapter in our wonderful adventure.