Exploring Namibia

29 January 2018   Lüderitz, Namibia
There was no wind at all this morning and a light sea mist.  We decided to move over to the other mooring on the west side of the port.  We’re a bit isolated out here, but the mooring looks strong and we can relax about being thrown off.  Andy tells me that the mooring is owned by a diamond dredger that is on the hard and won’t be back for at least a month.

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On To Namibia

22 January 2018   Cape Town, South Africa
I was up early taking the staysail halyard to riggers so that they could splice the shackle on for me.  We then paid our bill at the marina and toddled off to clear out.  It’s about 1½ miles to the Port Control building, so we were glad that we still had a car. 

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Preparing to Leave South Africa

15 January 2018   Cape Town, South Africa
After a leisurely full English breakfast, we visited the small museum in Franschhoek, which has fascinating information about the emigration of the Huguenots from France and how they settled in South Africa.

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Exploring Cape Town

8 January 2018   Cape Town, South Africa
The engine mechanics from Southern Power arrived at 10:30 and had the timing belt fitted in a couple of hours.  I’d asked them to replace the lubrication pipe to the turbo, but there was a misunderstanding and they’ll be back tomorrow to fit it.

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Rounding The Cape of Good Hope

1 January 2018   Mossel Bay, South Africa
It was blowing a hooley with 30 knot south-west winds, but we were fine in the marina on the floating pontoons. There are two German boats out at anchor, who seemed to be okay with good protection from the land and the harbour walls.  

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