Febuary 10, 2012-Departing Africa
Blue Peter at the hoist
Wings departs Africa today bound for Saint Helena Island in the middle of the South Atlantic.
We expect to weigh and set sail at 14:00 and the wind, though light, should be adequate to get us out of Walvis Bay and out of Africa.
Hopefully we’ll reach the SE trades, which are in the forecast but otherwise nowhere to be seen, before the day's sea breeze dies out.
The fuel and water have been topped, the provisions refreshed, and the boat is in good shape except for the water maker and outside stereo speakers. No worry mate, she’ll be right.
It has been a good year in Africa, one which we would have been sad to have missed.
We’ll post the blog when we can.
Fred & Judy (and Randy and Laura), SV Wings, Walvis Bay, Namibia