01 February 2013 (Eastern Hemisphere) UTC +2
After some R&R in Santa Barbara and London, I\’ve returned back to South Africa with Alexandra Deegan from the UK who will crew with me from Richard\’s Bay to Cape Town. Once in Cape Town, Alexandra will head back to the UK and Nicola Woodrow will rejoin me for the Atlantic crossing. This leg of the voyage will be approximately 1000 miles and take us from the Indian to the Atlantic Ocean. The highlights will be Durban (where we will be heading off to tomorrow very early), Port Elizabeth, possibly Knysna, Mossell Bay, around Cape Agulhas (the Southern tip of Africa) and into the Simon\’s Town/Cape Town area where we hope to be by the third week of February. Alexandra and I did a lovely private game park called Thorny Bush immediately adjacent to Kruger National Park and a quick one day tour of Swaziland. We saw Elephants, Lions, Rhinoceros, a Cheetah and a Leopard as well as all the usual suspects. It was a terrific experience. Again…photos…one day!…:-) Hopefully Nikki and I will have an opportunity to do a similar experience once in Cape Town. But for now….stay tuned as we\’re off again…..heading to Durban tomorrow!… Scott with Alexandra!