Tag Archives: Cape Town

Tahina Ends up Diverting to Namibia Unexpectedly

We made it out of Simons Town as planned at 2 AM on Thursday. There were some contrary winds and seas as we went down to Cape Point, and we got an unexpected wave as we made the turn which … Continue reading

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Preparations for Big Crossing and Delay

We began on Thursday to do our final preparations to depart South Africa and sail across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. We expect it to take over 30 days with a few days stop at St. Helena. Our route … Continue reading

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More Cape Town Sightseeing

Our daughter Ren and her boyfriend Patrick came to join us a couple of weeks ago. They flew into Cape Town, and after a long flight we took them back to the boat in Simons Town first. We had lunch … Continue reading

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Winery Tour

On Thursday we joined crews from several other foreign boats on an all-day winery tour organized by the local Ocean Cruising Club members. A bus picked us up at the yacht club, and by 10:30 we were at a beautiful … Continue reading

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Lions Head 360 Panoramas

As was mentioned in the previous post, I took three 360 panoramas during our climb to the top of Lions Head the other day. Viewing these panoramas is the closest thing to actually being there without going. Truly spectacular views … Continue reading

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Scenic Drive to Cape Town

On Sunday our friends Paul and Gina of s/v Solace invited us to a scenic drive up the coast towards Cape Town in their rental car. The destination was ultimately Signal Hill, with stops planned along the way including lunch … Continue reading

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Arrival to Cape Town Area

We left on Wednesday at the crack of dawn from Knysna intending to make it to the marina in Simons Town where we plan to keep the boat while we visit the Cape Town area for the next few weeks. … Continue reading

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Back at the Boat and Prepared for Departure

Our flight to South Africa went smoothly. Too smoothly apparently. We could not arrive soon enough for the evening flight to Richards Bay, so we had already booked a hotel in Johannesburg for a night to catch the next afternoon … Continue reading

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