Tag Archives: South Africa

The Heads at Knysna

This post shows photos from our entrance into The Heads at Knysna. From the dramatic photos below, you’ll see why this is such an attraction. You can also see why boaters are very cautious about entering this dangerous looking place. … Continue reading

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Stopping at Knysna

As mentioned in the previous post, we were having a wild ride down the south coast of South Africa. We left Richards Bay on Wednesday morning. The South African coast is notorious for being a challenge. After we “parked” the … Continue reading

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The Wild Coast

We left Richards Bay at dawn on Wednesday. We had a good run and passed Durban by 2:30 PM. A little later, the winds got lighter and we lost the Aghulas current advantage. During the night we only made about … 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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Post Boatyard Plans

After the boat was in the water, and our important tests on repairs worked, we had a few days of putting our belongings back where they needed to be and a few unfinished tasks for the workers to complete. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Pride of Lion at Night

While on our first visit to an African game park, we hired a guide for a night trip. They have large enclosed jeep-like vehicles with big windows and each row has a big spotlight we got to use. The highlight … Continue reading

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Way too busy

We are getting down to the final week of work on Tahina in the boatyard. Things have been really crazy this week. Actually, the boatyard wasn’t the biggest distraction. The boat parts (and other things) we had shipped from the … Continue reading

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Now in South Africa (Almost)

After 7 days and 7 hours, we arrived safely to Richards Bay, South Africa. We are just awaiting customs clearance before we can go ashore and make arrangements for Internet and get settled in a marina here. We only had … Continue reading

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