DreamCatcher

Catching The Dream

19 April 2018 | Rodney Bay, St Lucia
19 April 2018 | Rodney Bay, St Lucia
17 April 2018 | North Atlantic 40 nms off Barbados, 17th April
17 April 2018 | North Atlantic 40 nms off Barbados, 17th April
15 April 2018 | North Atlantic 400 nms off St L,; opp Guyana Sun 15th April
14 April 2018 | North Atlantic 534 nms off St L,; op French Guiana/Surinam Sat 14th April
13 April 2018 | North Atlantic 734 nms off St L,; op French Guiana, Fri 13th April
12 April 2018 | North Atlantic 880 nms off St L, Thurs 12th April
10 April 2018 | North Atlantic 1200 nms off St L, 400 nms off the Amazon delta, Tues 10th April
10 April 2018 | North Atlantic 1230 nms off St L, Tues 10th April
09 April 2018 | North Atlantic 1300 nms off St L: Monday 9th April
08 April 2018 | North Atlantic 8th April
07 April 2018 | 3 nm N of Equator - North Atlantic 7th April
06 April 2018 | 59.191 nm S of Equator - South Atlantic 6th April
04 April 2018 | South Atlantic 5th April
02 April 2018 | Fernando de Noronha 2nd April
01 April 2018 | Fernando de Noronha 1st April
30 March 2018 | South Atlantic Ocean Fri 30th
29 March 2018 | South Atlantic Ocean Thurs 29th
27 March 2018 | South Atlantic Ocean Tues 27th

Going South Part 1

29 December 2017 | ZYC
Martin
A discussion with our weatherman - Des - yesterday afternoon suggested that there would be a good weather window this evening to get to Durban. Following an email and a phone call to the marina this morning to book a berth, we decided to go f'rit.
Strangely, the forecast rain never materialised, so Hebron and I had a go at repairing the odd gel coat scratch and dink, as planned, before leaving him to finish off; while Mags and I took the taxi into town for 'the run-around' - visits to Officialdom to allow us to leave one South African port for another. It took 4 hours, but I don't have the time to tell you why.
Anyway, you would likely lose the will to live!
So here we are, done and dusted - Hebron gave the fenders a clean and the deck got a final sluice before we bade him a fond goodbye.....with Maggie's cast off shoes and rain jacket plus a jacket from me (don't tell Maggie!) and few Rand in his pocket.
Although the winds are forecast light, the 90 nms should take less than 15 hours if we find the current, so by leaving in an hour, around 6pm we aim to be in Durban by 9am tomoz so we can do the Durban admin before noon. We will then focus on provisioning etc for N&J's arrival Thursday. I'm told there is no prospect of a weather window to the next port South (350 miles to East London) before Friday at the earliest. Saturday would be good!
Love to our dearest in Eastbourne..
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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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