SV Lover Of The Light

Circumnavigating on World ARC 2023

Extended Shore Leave - and a brief Hiatus on Blog Reports

Ship's Log: 0500 hours, Friday December 1, In Port

The skipper and the First Mate departed Cape Town on Wednesday to fly back to the USA, and we are grateful to say that Amancio and Silvana are able to stay with Lover Of The Light to watch over...

Arrival in Cape Town

Ship's Log: 1800 hours, Tuesday November 28, in port

The good ship Lover Of The Light, with crew First Mate Cheryl, Amancio, Silvana and the skipper arrived in Cape Town ahead of previous ETA estimates at 1038 hours on Sunday November 26. This...

Rounding the Capes Of South Africa

Ship's Log:06:45 hours Sunday, November 26, Cape Of Good Hope

We rounded Cape Point around 0400 hours this morning, and at around 0540 we watched the sunrise over the Cape Of Good Hope. Lover Of The Light is now officially on the west side of...

Sailing on, to Cape Town

Ship's Log: 19:45 hours, Friday November 24, South Africa

We departed Port Elizabeth yesterday after staying about 3 days, and set sail for the final passage to Cape Town. This evening we are on approach for Cape Agulhas, 100 nautical miles...

Landed in Port Elizabeth

Ship's Log: 0630 hours, Tuesday November 21, in port

We landed yesterday in the harbor at Port Elizabeth at 1920 hours as dusk and darkness set in, and set a new speed record by Lover Of The Light! She sailed 487 nautical miles in 2 days, 8.5...

The Magic Carpet Ride

Ship's Log: 0640 hours, Sunday November 19, southeast coast South Africa

We departed per plan yesterday from Richards Bay, with new mast plate install complete and the rigging retensioned by the skipper. After battling an incoming tide and some...