Big Cat Country

Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Fri 4 Jun 2010 15:24
Sail Boat bend on the New River is now Big Cat Country!
And three of seven are South African Leopards!    Kent from Just Catamarans now calls us .. "the South African's round the bend" . 
Other than ourselves, there is Rob & Nadene on Sea Wolff II (47ft power cat) and Santie & Goltz on Searenity  (46ft sailing cat).  For those from Simonstown, Searenity is the cat that spent 2009 on Mike's slip at FBYC - Small World!     We have also included  David and his dog Chico on Cimarron into our little community.  David's wife had a very bad fall on the dock last week and is in hospital with a broken pelvis!  There has been a lot of socialising and hanging out together. Sea Wolff has even put up their pool on the front deck - What a laugh it is to be sitting in the pool as the superyachts pass by.
Rob & Nadene swimming in the rain!
Santie invited us all around for a delicious Bobotie (with Mrs Balls chutney!)a few nights ago - and also invited Di & Will who came down from their home on their dinghy. So much easier than taking out the car!
Di & Nadene                                                                                      Santie with her signature glass of wine
Will - always happy!                                 All dressed up for dinner
We are getting a few things done to the boat - Mike has installed a step-up transformer, so that we can safely plug into 110v American power. What a relief to have the air-con going 24/7 - the heat & humidity is very oppressive.  I am trying to de-clutter and have a big bag that is going down to The Salvation Army later today.  Our plans to go to Cuba are on hold, as we decide what to do for the rest of the year. Hurricane season is looming and so we have some pressure.