Tag Archives: Indian Ocean

Cape Town

The sail south from Simon’s Town, around the Cape of Good Hope then north to the Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) in Cape Town was around 55nm. Magnificent coastline views of Table Mountain and the cape (see banner above). With … Continue reading

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Simon’s Town

Yachties are granted a three month visa on arrival into South Africa. As we spent so long in Richard’s Bay getting things repaired, our stay in South Africa’s oldest and scenic town was limited to only a couple of weeks. But it was … Continue reading

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Tale of two oceans

There is a mistaken belief by landlubbers that sailing on the ocean is scary. This may be true. But what really puts the wind up me is coastal sailing near rocks (hull + rocks = sinking).  To raise my anxiety all it … Continue reading

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Knysna

Friends who sailed into Knysna some months ago said that we just had to stop here to experience this pleasant estuary town. Easier said than done though. Sailors must have calm conditions to pass through “The Heads” into the Knysna … Continue reading

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Braais, Bakkies, Bikies, and Bunnies

Through this extraordinary sailing lifestyle, we learn more about our global community than ever before. There is so much to explore, to read about, to digest. South Africa is no exception. In South Africa, the 16th of December was a public holiday. The … Continue reading

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