May 31 - Ambararata Bay

Pos: S13deg34.702min/E048deg05.253min. This is a beautiful bay. At low tide there is 360 degree protection from swell, and low hills block the wind. A few canoes came by to trade, and we ended up with fresh bananas, limes and calamari. We walked one of the nearby beaches, picking up some small, but lovely, shells. There is no internet or cell phone signal here, and not much activity. A very peaceful place. This morning as we were raising anchor to go back to Crater Bay, internet and some provisions, another pirogue stopped by and offered what Sue described as the largest Madagascar lobster she's ever seen; maybe the largest one she has seen anywhere! We politely declined, but it's good to know the big fellows are out there.

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