Monthly Archives: January 2014

Off to Port Elizabeth

With promises of good winds, I am setting sail for Port Elizabeth today. It is about 135nm, so I should arrive there tomorrow.

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Some pictures.

Sailing through Richards Bay anchorage. First sun set. Arriving in fog (water temperature in Richards Bay was 28C, in East London 19C). Moored in East London.

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Arrived in East London

Left Richards Bay Sunday morning. My sailing routines were a little rusty, so it took quite some time to get in a good flow. Once I understood I had already been in the strong Agulhas current for a while the … Continue reading

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Sailing plans

After an extensive study of weather forecasts, sailing time is set for Sunday. Went by immigration, customs and water police, all papers stamped. Shopping for supplies is next. Intended port is East London by Wednesday. But if the wind wishes … Continue reading

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New genoa is on

Before the wind would pick up this morning, I put the new genoa on the roller furling. And, it appears the bees did not like the move to the water, they have left.

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In the water

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In the slings

In the slings, should go into the water tomorrow.

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Bees nest in the mast.

While putting the main sail on, I got attacked by bees. Their nest got disturbed when I was pulling on the halyard. So, how do you get rid of a bees nest 15 meter up the mast?

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