The dream

26 October 2012 | Port Owen - South Africa
20 July 2012 | Gauteng RSA
02 July 2012 | Gauteng RSA
27 March 2012 | Port Owen SA
08 March 2012 | Bahia Marina - Salvador
02 March 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
28 February 2012 | Itaparica
27 February 2012 | Itaparica
24 February 2012 | Itaparica - Brazil
22 February 2012 | Itaparica - Brazil
18 February 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
15 February 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
12 February 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
12 February 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
12 February 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
28 January 2012 | Ascension Island
14 January 2012 | Saint Helena Island
08 January 2012 | Saint Helena Island
23 December 2011 | Luderitz - Namibia
21 December 2011 | The PLACE

The next episode

29 March 2010 | Port Owen
Francois
Since the last post things have once again taken a turn. Our son Neil has decided that he wants to tag along and is now living with us again and will be starting work on Mystic doing some painting and varnishing etc. We are quite happy that things have turned out this way as he is a keen sailor and things will be a lot easier with an extra hand
The SSB/HAM set is fitted and now the license to operate it becomes a priority
We have also started using the Iridium phone which is quite a pleasure as SMS's are free for anyone wanting to send one providing they do it via the internet.
The stainless work for the wind genny is just about ready and soon we will fit the unit. The new charger and inverter is fitted and seems to work. The proof is in a short cruise which we are planning to see if all the new additions are operating as required??
We will be looking at getting cruising Visas for most of the countries we intend visiting (that is the ones that require visas) and then new passports
It now seems that our dream is realising and we are getting really close to casting off
The big pity is that we could not spend some time on the water with our dear friends on Pizzazz as they have now come to the end of their cruise
So, until next time .........
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Vessel Name: Mystic Rhythm
Vessel Make/Model: Roberts 45 Charter
Hailing Port: Port Owen, South Africa
Crew: Francois and Madeleine Mellet plus the new skipper - Neil Mellet
About: The dream for us started in 1989. However in 1998 it was totally abandoned with the sale of our boat. In 2004 the dream was revived and we are working hard at it once again
Extra: We left South Africa on 1 December 2011 and started our wanderings over the ocean. So far Mystic has completed roughly 4000 Nautical miles and the Skipper and crew are enjoying every moment
Mystic Rhythm's Photos - Main
Saldanha and Port Owen
25 Photos
Created 26 October 2012
27 Photos
Created 8 March 2012
21 Photos
Created 24 February 2012
20 Photos
Created 12 February 2012
5 Photos
Created 12 February 2012
18 Photos
Created 28 January 2012
26 Photos
Created 28 January 2012
18 Photos
Created 8 January 2012
The desert took it back
13 Photos
Created 16 December 2011
19 Photos
Created 8 December 2011
Moving to the holding jetty
9 Photos
Created 30 November 2011
View the dive experiences here
4 Photos
Created 15 November 2011
7 Photos
Created 6 November 2011
House and other things
4 Photos
Created 27 September 2011
Port Owen
14 Photos
Created 16 September 2011

In search of the elusive dream

Who: Francois and Madeleine Mellet plus the new skipper - Neil Mellet
Port: Port Owen, South Africa