Catching The Dream

21 January 2018 | Royal Cape Yacht Club
15 January 2018 | Buffalo River Yacht Club
14 January 2018 | Buffalo River Yacht Club
13 January 2018 | Buffalo Yacht Club (as in the photo)
13 January 2018 | East London Buffalo River Yacht Club
11 January 2018 | Aghulas Current 60 nms from East London
09 January 2018 | Durban Marina
09 January 2018 | Durban Marina
07 January 2018 | Durban Marina
03 January 2018 | Point Yacht Club, Durban marina
31 December 2017 | Durban Marina
31 December 2017 | Durban Marina
30 December 2017 | Durban Marina
29 December 2017 | ZYC
26 December 2017 | Zululand Yacht Club pontoons, Richard's Bay
26 December 2017
26 December 2017 | ZYC
03 December 2017 | Zululand Yacht Club pontoons, Richard's Bay
23 November 2017 | Zululand Yacht Club pontoons, Richard's Bay
20 November 2017 | ZYC

Christmas Day on the Sailboat

26 December 2017 | ZYC
It was Christmas Day on the sailboat,
With the smell of roasting chicken
The sprouts were just about ready
Only the gravy needed to thicken.

This year it's a de-boned chicken
Although the stuffing with figs and feta - is quirky
Because the oven isn't very big
Certainly too small for a turkey!

The presents had been opened
A sail each - for him and her
Plus a bottle of the local hooch
And spicy pickled onions in a jar

The wind rose ever higher
And we rocked from side to side
But our beefed-up mooring lines
Held us firm 'gainst wind and tide.

We ate out in the cockpit
The weather, howling all around
It's a really lovely feeling
Rocked and rolled quite firmly, but being safe and sound

Earlier we had 'messengered' our boys and their girls.
This year,
Chris and Polly are holidaying in Sri Lanka while Stew and Kim
Are in their cosy home in Wiltshire

2017 has been quite amazing
With excitement and sadness too
With new friends won and lost -
The tribulations of needing 'crew'!

With so much change around us -
A constant feature as we roam -
We value highly the support of friends and family
Around the World and back home.

Soon, DC will be casting-off again, to round the Cape of Storms
A right hand turn, then northwards
To Namibia, St Helena, Brazil, Barbados, Antigua, Bermuda and the Azores
Before Spain and la Linea on Gribraltar's western shores.

So, as Big Ben's final bongs of the year approach,
We say to all the readers of this Blog
Thanks! We love you. Have a healthy and Happy New Year
Which, in February, begins the Chinese Year of the Dog!

Woof. Woof.
Vessel Name: DreamCatcher
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 49DS
Hailing Port: Cowes
Crew: Martin and Margaret Rutt
Extra: We're only popping out for a sail. We've 'done' the San Blas, Panama Canal, Galapagos, Marquesas, Rangiroa, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Tanna, New Caledonia and Brisbane; and up to Darwin so see you in........err....Durban.
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