Monday, 14 December 2015

Port Elizabeth Departure

Hi everyone,
We departed PE at 1430 this afternoon. We are currently in position 34 08S 25 26E, motoring on a course of 280M at 4 knots. The wind is about 5 knots from the SW and there's a slight left-over sea still running and a low S swell.

Our final full day at PE was fun. We returned the hire car then took a taxi to the Boardwalk which is a few kilometres south the the port. We watched the Bond movie Spectre then had a very nice lunch at a restaurant overlooking the beach. It was a very windy day, with 40+ knot winds in the marina.

We are sailing for Mossel Bay, taking advantage of a short weather window. We are in company with UK yacht Pipistrelle and German yacht Anke Sophie. Initially we had a nice sailing breeze which took us south from PE past Cape Recife. Sadly the breeze died at 2100 and we've been motoring since then.

Sadly we expect to be motoring for a while. This forecast is for light winds but it was time to move on. The weather windows are proving few and far between so one has to take whatever comes along. It will be interesting to see if we find more black debris in the engine's freshwater system after this passage. It is only 200nm to Mossel Bay where we can shelter from the next front which is due on Tuesday night / Wednesday.

Trust all's well where you are!

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