South Africa


Passage to St.Helena

Monday 23 January 2017

At 6am on 11th January 2017 we slipped our lines and motored out of the V&A Marina in Cape Town, South Africa. We radioed the Bridge Tender to ask him to open the two bridges we had walked over many times over the past month when heading to the V&A Waterfront with all its delightful…

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The Perfect Cape


Tuesday 10 January 2017

It feels like yesterday that we were sailing into Durban, South Africa, and now just short of three months on we find ourselves preparing to leave Cape Town for the long journey to the Caribbean. We’ve absolutely loved the Cape. Actually, that’s an understatement – we’ve loved, loved, loved the Cape. Firstly, there is the…

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We’re engaged!


Tuesday 27 December 2016

I am delighted to announce that Susie and I are engaged to be married. For the record, the engagement took place on 22nd December in Franschhoek, near Cape Town, South Africa Tradition dictates that one should seek the permission of the father to marry his daughter. The day before our engagement we were attending an…

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Adina arrives in Cape Town, South Africa


Monday 12 December 2016

Adina arrived to this beautiful view of Cape Town, South Africa, this morning. That completes our sailing for the year – the Indian Ocean successfully crossed and two very happy people. We’ll be here until early January when we then look to cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean. But for now, it’s time to join…

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Time to move on!


Friday 9 December 2016

Adina is all set for her next leg – we’re going to be leaving Port Elizabeth and we’re hoping we can make it all the way to Cape Town! We’ve enjoyed being in Port Elizabeth although being on a fishing boat wall has had its challenges. When we arrived at 11pm on Monday friends Paul…

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The dashing landlubbers


Tuesday 6 December 2016

“So have you got your land legs or are you still swaying?” “What’s been your favourite country?” “Do you ever get scared out there?” These are a small sample of the questions we faced after arriving in South Africa and becoming landlubbers for five glorious weeks.  On arrival in Durban Adina’s two sea-dwellers dropped everything…

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Madagascar to South Africa Day 13 – Adina arrives in South Africa


Thursday 20 October 2016

Some days drag – and drag – and drag. On board Adina the weather gods were telling us we were not finished yet. The winds switched, so we gybed. Then they switched again, so we gybed again. Then the winds increased and the seas built. We started going faster and faster. We counted down the…

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