On passage to Port Elizabeth
Mon 13 Jan 2020 15:50
We finally slipped Richards Bay at 14:00 on Saturday, bound for East London or Port Elizabeth.
Mostly the sailing has been wonderful, calm seas and fair winds. Making excellent progress with twin headsails and up to 4 knots of current.... sailing along at 9 knots for one whole watch was awesome. So far the feared passage has been very benign... still some way to go.
The first night we watched the moon rise as the sunset. It was a beautiful orange disc hanging in the sky, But last night we did have the most spectacular lightning display! Unbelievably beautiful but a little nerve wracking on a boat!
We have seen dolphins, fish jumping, and a few birds but little else in the way of wildlife. Now sailing about ten miles off the African coast
The plan is to sail straight to Port Elizabeth, hopefully we should be in tomorrow.....Gill’s birthday!!!
Alasdair, Gill, David and Kim
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