YOTREPS: YES TIME: 2013/03/15 12:00 LATITUDE: 33-54.47S LONGITUDE: 018-25.14E MARINE: NO WIND_SPEED: 14 WIND_DIR: NW CLOUDS: 50% VISIBILITY: 7 BARO: 1013.2 AIR_TEMP: 23.3C COMMENT: Beach House -DOCKED- V&A Waterfront Marina-Cape Town, South Africa We’re next to Sunflower our old friends Kathie and Dave from the US whom we met in Chagos. They were most helpful in assisting with my un-artful docking maneuver. No harm, just a bit embarrassing. Lovely spot, we’ll be off to do some land touring Sunday – Wednesday by car, then back here to begin getting the boat bits done and off to the great north. KIT, Scott with Domestic Diva, Nik!

YOTREPS: YES TIME: 2013/03/15 04:32 LATITUDE: 34-22.44S LONGITUDE: 018-29.39E COURSE: 237T SPEED: 7.9 MARINE: NO WIND_SPEED: 15 WIND_DIR: NW CLOUDS: 100% VISIBILITY: 5 BARO: 1011.5 AIR_TEMP: 15.1C COMMENT: Beach House -ABEAM Cape Point – Cape of Good Hope We left Simon’s Town this morning for Cape Town, about a 55 mile trip. Weather has been cold with on off again rain. Wind is from the opposite direction (against us) from what was predicted. Seas at the Cape were bumpy, but are calming down now north of Slangkop Light. The locals call the Cape – “The Cake of Good Soap”. I figure it’s because it can be like a washing machine around it. We played “Lighthouse” (James Taylor) in honor of Cindy as we rounded. Lots of Lobster boats out and about. We almost got a pot caught in our props! About 4 hours to Cape Town from here, we’ll be docked at the V & A Waterfront Marina in view of Table Mountain. Blue Sky’s are chasing us from behind. Hopefully we’ll be able to see the beautiful coast here when the blue arrives. A few weeks and we’ll be off toward the Caribbean. KIT, Scott and “on watch” Nikki

YOTREPS: YES TIME: 2013/02/17 17:15 LATITUDE: 34-11.48S LONGITUDE: 018-25.96E MARINE: NO WIND_SPEED: 6 WIND_DIR: SW CLOUDS: 40% VISIBILITY: 5 BARO: 1006.5 AIR_TEMP: 22.8C COMMENT: Beach House – DOCKED – False Bay Yacht Club, Simon’s Town, South Africa Just about 36 hours, 290 miles. It reminded me of coming OUT of New Zealand. Big winds and seas, but fortunately on the stern. It was blowing 36 knots as we came up to the marina, but we had a nice wind break here and quite a welcoming committee to help tie us up with. At the dock, it was only blowing 6 knots!…. We are in Simon’s Town, but Cape Town is right next door. We did finally get to see the Cape of Good Hope as we entered the bay (through the heavy haze) and were greeted by hundreds of dolphins playing around the boat for about a half an hour. We’ll be here for at least two weeks and then may move over to the Victoria and Alberts Marina before heading off to the Caribbean and parts north. Nikki will arrive next Sunday and Alex will depart on Saturday. Some boat maintenance and touring this week including having to get the auto pilot sorted. KIT, Scott