Time Bandit

Whiling away Covid lockdowns cruising slowly towards South Africa for November ‘21.

26 November 2021 | V&A Marina Cape Town
13 November 2021
05 November 2021
28 October 2021
23 October 2021
17 October 2021
27 September 2021
18 September 2021
09 September 2021 | Peely Wally Pins Oot For A Walk.
24 August 2021
14 August 2021
02 August 2021
26 July 2021 | Covid safe, full body condom by Gucci
17 July 2021
09 July 2021 | Celebrating our permission to stay
03 July 2021 | Can’t get between a girl and her GS1200
26 June 2021
26 June 2021

Handbags and Gladrags

05 November 2021
Stuart Letton
I think I mentioned that, while Seychelles was billed as, “your first taste of Africa”, it really wasn’t. At best, Africa Lite.

About a hundred years ago when we set off on this trip, we spent a couple of weeks in Morocco. While it is continental Africa, it’s culture does not reflect the Wilbur Smith images I’ve got in my head. Endless Savannah, elephants flapping their giant ears and lions having fresh Wildebeast young for breakfast. Straight out the oven so to speak.

Now, Mayotte on the other hand was most definitely Africa. There’s no hephalumps or lion but the ladies walking down the streets, through the concrete and tin shack neighbourhoods in their brightly coloured gladrags said this is Africa.

One beautifully dressed lady walked past us with her Hermes knock-off handbag, complete with gold chains, balanced on her head and we thought, “now we’re in Africa.”

Have a look……


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Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Outremer 51
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with a super sleek cat and still cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: May’21. Now in Seychelles, either ‘till October when we head for South Africa or maybe we do an early side trip to Tanzania. Who knows.
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