Monday, December 10, 2012

Rounding Cape Agulhas, the southern tip of Africa                   
We are safe and sound in False Bay which is just east of Cape Town, SA.  We have not passed the Cape of   Good Hope yet, we have to round it to get to Cape Town, but we are now in the Atlantic Ocean and we are very happy to be here.  We are on the opposite side of the cape to Cape Town and is it windy here or what. Barry was almost blown off the dock today!!
 A long passage is hard but your body gets used to the sleep patterns, this sailing for 1 or 2 nights is for the birds.  You sleep on and off for a day, you are really tired and then you stop and get back on a normal schedule.  Then the winds are favourable and off you go until the winds turn again and you stop for an unspecified time.  You had better not be a person that likes a regimen because if you are you could never survive as a sailor.

Simon's town the east side of the Cape

The naval vessels from our slip, the sub is parked just in front of this boat
The marina is located right next to a naval dock and as we came into the marina today we passed a vintage World War II submarine.  After we had tied up I said to Barry what did you think of that submarine, he replied what submarine?  He was so focused on driving the boat, it was blowing 20 knots, that he didn't even see the sub.