Richards Bay to Cape Town Day 7 - Rounding Cape Agulhas into the Atlantic Ocean

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Thu 1 Dec 2016 22:00

Position                    34:41.70 S 018:59.61 E

Date                         2359 (UTC+2) Thursday 1 December 2016

Distance run             in 24hrs 183nm over the ground, 174nm through the water

Passage total            830nm over the ground, 768nm through the water

Route distance         To Cape Town 898nm, via East London (338nm + 560nm)


(There has been a long delay in getting these entries posted – apologies but we have been rather busy)


Today marked a major event in our circumnavigation as we rounded Cape Agulhas and passed from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. I recorded passing our waypoint, 8nm south of the Cape at 1752 with 73nm to go to the waypoint off the Cape of Good Hope.


A distant view of the sand dunes at Cape Agulhas – about as close as you wish to get to them.  The white specs are sea birds.