Nereida leaves Indian Ocean for the S. Atlantic...!!

Friday 25th Jan 2008

"Nereida" rounded Cape Agulhas yesterday, having left Mosselbaai late Wed night.

Conditions were 'picture book' for this notorious Cape - bright sun, blue skies, big (3-4m) seas, rough conditions in a cross swell and 25-30 knots from the ESE - so poled-out genoa and fully reefed main until reaching Quoin Pt some distance on when the seas moderated somewhat... I got really excited in the exhilarating, fast conditions and it seemed like a big moment to be finishing my Indian Ocean passage into the Atlantic in this way..... This Cape marks the southernmost point in my circumnavigation - from here it's north all the way!!

I shall stay in Simon's Town for a couple of nights, catching up with some other cruiser friends here, before moving around the Cape of Good Hope peninsula to Cape Town, ready for my re-rigging starting next week - & lots of other jobs to do also!!

Written by : Mike

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