Around the Cape

Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Fri 30 Nov 2012 15:55
34:53.4S 19:42.6E
Yes, we are now back in the Atlantic!  We gybed around Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent, an hour ago, closely followed by yacht Brizo.  We have had brilliant sunshine and an easterly wind of around 30 knots to push us along.  The waves have been quite boisterous so we have just been taking it easy, with a double reef in the mainsail, cruising at about 8 knots.  
We are now heading back up north, hugging the western coast of Africa so the mainland will give us some protection from wind and waves and hopefully the weather will get warmer with every mile travelled.  We are not accustomed to this cold wind.  Everyone was drinking hot soup today.
Brizo and seabird approaching the cape
Happy to be around the cape