BACK INTO THE ATLANTIC
16 January 2012 | Off the southern coast of Africa
As I write this we are crossing that great line, north and south, through the southern most tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. At the same time, Shearwater and me are leaving the great Indian Ocean and crossing back into the Atlantic Ocean, the ocean from which this all started. About 20,000 sea miles later, and still not finished, we celebrate finding ourselves in the same shape give or take a few bumps, scrapes and a few more grey hairs than when we started, almost three years ago. As we round Africa, the sea is quiet tonight and as Shearwater inexorably makes her way west, and home, I am thankful to be aboard this seaworthy, elegant ship that has taken me so far.