Fri 12th Jan '08
Back in Richards Bay, S. Africa, at the Zululand Y.C.- busy, with lots of jobs still to do. Items include dealing with: boom/vang connection, shorepower connection, ship's compass, watermaker, freshwater hose on main engine, repaired mainsail & cover, deck-caulking, organizing of new laptop (& new camera - I managed to lose my last one). Some jobs I may be able to leave until Cape Town, where I'll be re-rigging, but most I need to do before leaving here. I've picked up a heavy cold so that's not exactly helping with fast progress just now! Pity I can't leave immediately - weather window looks good enough to get directly to Port Elizabeth, if not to near Cape Town, in one hop... hopefully, that will be repeated when I'm ready to go.