YOTREPS: YES TIME: 2013/02/08 04:00 LATITUDE: 33-45.05S LONGITUDE: 026-54.27E COURSE: 252T SPEED: 6.2 MARINE: YES WIND_SPEED: 8 WIND_DIR: W WAVE_HT: 0.0M WAVE_PER: 4 SWELL_DIR: SW SWELL_HT: 0.5M SWELL_PER: 10 CLOUDS: 10% VISIBILITY: 15 BARO: 1013.1 AIR_TEMP: 23.3C COMMENT: Beach House -ENROUTE- Durban to Port Elizabeth. Approaching Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth) It\’s a big bay. It\’s 6 am local time and expect to arrive around 3pm this afternoon. Currently motoring in light winds and flat seas. We sailed for about an hour last night, but the wind just wouldn\’t hold. NEXT TRIP, we do not go with any expected westerlies!!! We\’ve lost the current and it\’s cost us 3-5 knots of boat speed. It was truly amazing motoring yesterday in the \”washing machine\” of the Agulhus Current. We were only going 1-3 knots through the water, but 7-9 over the bottom. The current was usually 4-5 knots in our favor, but with the wind and sea on the nose, one of my most memorably uncomfortable rides. Lots of coastal traffic to keep us on our toes. The lightening knocked out our primary auto pilot system, back up is working fine. I\’ll catch the blog up when we get internet back in Port Elizabeth. Scott with sleeping Alexandra