South Africa - Lamberts Bay

SV Meshugga
Nicholas & Deidre Mace
Sun 1 Jan 2017 18:59
32:05:36S  018:18:27E

We left the Berg River with a good wind, sailing up to Elands Bay where we hoped to overnight.
45 miles with a brisk 28kn T wind had us averaging well over 10kn which we’re quite happy with given how laden Meshugga is.
We anchored in Elands Bay behind the headland. The holding ground was poor and we dragged, and the katabatic winds where pretty dramatic. Eventually after 90 minutes we decided there was no ways we’d leave Meshugga even for a walk on the beach and decided to continue onto Lamberts Bay.

The wind had continued to rise and we quickly slapped in a reef, both on the Main and Genny, and still sailed at 9.5kn very comfortably. We arrived in Lamberts and anchored in the outer harbour amongst a few Daimond boats, and was welcomed with music from the Breakwater to herald in the New Year. Very festive with excellent fireworks on display at mid night. Well done Lamberts Bay!!

New Years Day brought on more of the same. The music started at 10am and all day we were entertained as we did various improvements and chores on Meshugga to ready her for the Blue Water crossing.

Slowly slipping into the lifestyle…….

1 Elands Bay Crayfish Factory
2 Early morning Fog in Lamberts Bay
3 Early morning Fog in Lamberts Bay
4 Sun out - Daimond Boats anchored around us

Happy New Year everyone. May 2017 be fabulous.