Richards Bay to Saldanha Bay

We left Richards Bay at 10.00 pm Saturday 26th . I don’t know why I keep leaving at night, because  my vision at night is not that great which is fine if you are 10 miles from land but tricky leaving or arriving to new destinations. The weather forecast was kind to us but with all the hype about the  South African coast we were prepared for  the unexpected that came the second night at 3.00 am when the wind shifted without warning from the east to the south-west at 45 knots. Dreading  the monster waves I moved inshore and the following 3 hours were rather uncomfortable untill sought refuge in East  London.

Time for Farewells


SW on the Agulhas current (a worry)


This is how Jesus walked on water!!!!!!!!!!

East London Harbor was a dirty and run down place that brought memories of Indonesia and Malaysia

A very tight entrance when swell from SW


Squid fishing boat in Port San Francis

Fishermen get paid 5 SA Rand per kilo of Squid and their catch is exported to Spain. I wonder what the consumer pays !!!!!!!!!!!!

Arriving in Cape Town


On the way to Saldanha Bay


High and dry at Yachtport SA


About Paco

I am living my dream of sailing around the world, and to visit and meet as many places and people time will allow me.
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