34:48.875 S 21:56.474 E
Day Two to Cape Town
My happy picture today.
A very nice comfortable
sail with speeds between 5 and 7 knots with an average since we left of
5.7 knots. 205.5 nautical miles completed.
On watches for both of us
have been uneventful, lots of chums around for me to look at. Off watches
with good sleeps.
Our first chum of the day was a Chinese cargo lady called
Cosco Zhou Yue. She was trotting along
at 12 knots and she gave me the idea to try and take pictures as the waves
hit her. This meant I had to hang out of the front window, perch between
the top and second step in the doorway, try to balance, get a photograph
(in focus) and not giggle as I rocked and rolled. Of course every time
there was a splendid wave I was not looking through the view finder or we
were leaning the wrong way. Anyhoo, this lady is on her way to Durban and
then on to Singapore where she is due in on the 17th of January. Her vital
statistics are 202 x 32 x 13.1 metres. A bit of fun.
My only other try after considering the risk outcome equation
was a cargo chum from Singapore called Winning
Loyalty. She has come from the anchorage at the Port of Kamsar
in Guinea and she is en route to Fangcheng in China, due in on the 22nd of
January. She was built in 2004 and her statistics are 288.93 x 45 x 18.6
metres. Her gross tonnage is 90,091 and her summerweight tonnage is
180,310. She was trotting along at 10.7 knots and as she lies low in the
water I really tried hard to get that wave breaker over her
The sea is always a tricky one to show any sort of swell but losing her back end give a bit of an
A lull in the waves.
Quite a good one on her beak.
A comical one.
Dramatic in black and white.
There she is.
Final one. My elbows are getting a
bit sore now.
hope this is the last chartplotter picture I ever take that shows
the words ‘Indian
ALL IN ALL VERY WELL ABOARD
A GREAT SAILING