We arrived at False Bay Yacht Club in Simon's Town at 0645 this morning. There are a large number of other international cruisers here and we arrived just in time to join an Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) day out.
|Zen Again at FBYC|
Here are the usual graphics for the passage...
|Zen Again Track|
|Zen Again Speed|
And here are the vital statistics for the passage...
- Route distance = 220nm
- Logged distance = 188nm
- GPS distance = 217nm (so we appear to have gained about 30nm from the current)
- Duration = 43 hours
- Average boatspeed = 4.4 knots
- Average speed over ground = 5.0 knots
- Wind speed = 0-12 knots
- Apparent wind angle range = all!
- Seas/Swell up to 4m
- Total = 43 hours
- Driving = 43 hours
- Charging = 0 hours
- None - engine freshwater is clean!
Yesterday evening we experienced our first Atlantic sunset from aboard Zen Again. That was followed by a pleasant night spoiled only by having to motor through it due to lack of wind.
|First Atlantic sunset|
|Approaching Simon's Town|
|View over Constantia Glen Wine Estate|
|View over Groot Constantia Wine Estate|
We now feel we've fulfilled our goal for this year, namely "Cape Town for Christmas". We've "eaten our elephant" on time (and more or less on budget) and now look forward to a few days R&R. We have a list of jobs to do on the boat (of course) but they'll be moderated by the festive season.