January 23, 2012-Crew Arrive in Cape Town
On Friday night Randy and Laura, our crew for the Atlantic crossing, arrived in Cape Town.
wingssail images-fredrick roswold
"Oh Laura, I'm so glad to see you."
Big hugs all around and then down to the boat to get Randy & Laura settled in.
The next day we headed off on a flury of sightseeing: Simon's Town, Cape Town waterfront, Cape of Good Hope, Stellenbosch Wine Country, a private game park, and even an ostridge farm.
Cape of Good Hope
We've also completed the final sailing readiness: took on fuel, water, cooking gas, heaps of food and other supplies, completed the safety checks, and even sold the car. We are fully prepared to go to sea. In a couple of days we'll untie from the docks at the Royal Cape Yacht Club and then...we're sailing!
There will be some more stops in Africa, including Namibia, and after that we'll sail to Saint Helena, a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, maybe also Ascension Island, then we make for Brazil.
We expect to be in Brazil by mid-March.
We'll keep you posted.
Click here to see images of our trip to the Cape of Good Hope and the wine tasting trip.
Click here to see images from the game park and the ostridge farm.
Fred & Judy (and Randy and Laura), SV Wings, Cape Town