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

It's raining in Salvador

15 February 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
Francois
With all the formalities taken care of we have started walking the streets and doing what the locals do. The best lunch so far was at a place called Havanna which caters for the working class and sells at a price per Kg. Wow, it’s so cheap and you have a choice so great that it will take quite some time to go through all the different dishes but boy can I guarantee you, the taste is superb and a meal for under SA R30.00 which includes a soda (no booze unfortunately) is hard to find anywhere
We are trying to go to a supermarket today but at the moment we are stuck in the boat with rain pouring outside. Not that we mind as it is washing off the desert dust from Luderitz
We bought some fresh fruit this morning which was quite a treat with the language barrier, but what we got tasted good and the price once again very cheap in Rand terms. We got bananas and Mango and then two other fruits which is un-known to us but tasty. Problem is that we do not know how to prepare or peel the fruit for eating and I sure look like a baboon breaking it open and just eating it
We are trying to work out what our plans and route will be from here as we have had so many reports from other yachties about French Guyana’s people trying to not hi-jack but threaten people to hand over valuables and money on the high seas on the approach to Suriname.
There is so much to see here and then there is the numerous islands in the Bahia area that we could quite easily stay 6 months. The hurricane season starts towards the end of May in the Caribbean so we will have to make plans whether to stay the full 6 months or maybe fly back home for a couple of months?? Time will tell
There has been no time to miss our family and friends but on a day like this we have time to reminisce and then the longing starts but I can assure you that when the rain stops , boy these sore legs will be in the streets again…….
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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