Atlantic Adventure

04 January 2008
01 January 2008 | Surburbia - Cape Town
26 December 2007
21 December 2007 | 12,5 Deg N; 59,75 Deg W
15 December 2007 | 02,05 Deg N; 45,5 Deg W
07 December 2007 | 08,5 Deg S; 26,25 Deg W
04 December 2007 | 10,53 Deg S; 20,20 Deg W
01 December 2007 | 12,25 Deg S; 16,25 Deg W
27 November 2007 | St Helena
26 November 2007 | St. Helena Island
23 November 2007 | 20,25 Deg S ; 0,8 Deg W
21 November 2007 | 23.19 Deg S 2.47 Deg E
19 November 2007 | 27.01 Deg S 7.4 Deg E
18 November 2007 | 28.3 Deg S; 9.4 Deg E
16 November 2007 | 32,7 Deg S; 16.3 Deg E
13 November 2007 | Cape Town Harbour
12 November 2007 | Cape Town Harbour
10 November 2007 | Cape Town
02 November 2007 | Cape Town
27 October 2007 | Cape Town

Oh Boy, there's no turning back now.

16 November 2007 | 32,7 Deg S; 16.3 Deg E

This is not for the faint hearted or faint stomach. After a last minute dash to the emergency unit at Milnerton Medi Clinic to X-Ray Shaun's hand (bashed by a winch handle when raising the main on our aborted first departure on the 12th Nov). We finally leave at midnight on the 14th.

I immediately started feeling queasy but I stand on the deck. At 1:30 John calls us on deck to give us our watch details. I am on the next watch 03:00 - 06:00 (gulp!). I must go try to sleep now and John will try to tell me what to do at 02:55 (gulp!!) I am to quesy and nervous to sleep, I get up at 02:30 and struggle into my salopette, jacket, etc and fall around trying to find torch, watch, etc. It is a storm out side 5-7 metre swell, waves breaking over the deck the boat is being tossed about on the angry ocean, John spends about five minutes with me explaining what to check for and thankfully he says that I do not have to stay in the cockpit but must come out every 10 -15 minutes to check the intrumentation. With a quick "be careful out there, it is very dangerous" he is gone. Just in time I find a bucket under the table, no explanation needed - this is worse than morning sickness. Shaun comes up to join me and I ask "Please remind me why I am here"

Hopefully this will be the worst night I spend on board.
Vessel Name: Leopard 46
Vessel Make/Model: Robertson and Caine 46ft Catamaran
Hailing Port: Cape Town
About: We have many interest particularly those with an outdoor flavour such as hiking, birding, camping, traveling. Shaun has had a long interest in sailing and all things marine.
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The Overmeyer's

Port: Cape Town