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!!