Time Bandit

Swopped two hulls for two wheels and now touring South Africa, dodging things on four wheels and four legs.

01 July 2022
26 June 2022
14 June 2022
07 June 2022
27 May 2022
23 May 2022
20 May 2022
06 May 2022 | Pretoria, South Africa
30 April 2022
22 April 2022
16 April 2022 | There Goes The Neighbourhood
06 April 2022
02 April 2022
30 March 2022 | V & A Marina, Cape Town
19 March 2022 | Mid Karoo
19 March 2022 | Mid Karoo
15 March 2022 | Monique & Bastiaan Above Hout Bay.
04 March 2022
21 February 2022


21 February 2022
Stuart Letton
Booking.com. Virtual host to a million or so places to rest your weary bones after a hard day cruising around some of South Africa's prettiest, not to mention roughest roads and eating enough scones to ping a steel rivet off your jeans' waist band. (As my mum might have said, "you could have blinded someone with that.")

Yesterday, we ended up in Mossel Bay. This place features heavily in most cruisers' plans to get around the coast to Cape Town. It's one of the few anchorages offering shelter and succour, whatever that is, to cruisers caught with the prospect of a bit of a blow from the wrong direction.

However, with our intensively researched and detailed weather routing analysis (read, dead lucky) we passed Mossel Bay thirty miles off and skooshed straight to Cape Town in one go. However, we felt a bit diddled missing Mossel so we planned our latest two wheel nonsense to route through the town and see what we might have missed.

As is so often the case, reports of it not having much to offer and a bit rolly (how we pity these poor monohull folk) these views seemed a bit personal. Not only did it have a pub selling fine wines and beers but our Booking.com, host Shirley, turned out to be a cruiser, albeit temporarily on shore leave with whom we swopped yarns over some quite lovely red wine.

Sundowners on land. Is that allowed?

If you've ten minutes, here's how it went.

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: Parked up in Cape Town, South Africa and exploring on two wheels..... when we should be doing boat jobs.
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/timebandit/profile
Time Bandit's Photos - Main
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Created 26 May 2022
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Created 2 April 2021
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Created 1 April 2021
A few pics of Maldives so far.....
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Created 29 March 2021
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Created 22 September 2020
Our escape the the wild mountain thyme
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Created 23 June 2020
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Created 2 October 2019
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Created 6 September 2019
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Created 1 September 2019
Some pics from Debut and the Kei Islands
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Created 30 July 2019
From the north of Australia to Debut Indonesia
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Created 23 July 2019
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Created 19 October 2018
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Created 20 October 2017
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Created 23 June 2017
An interesting perspective on evolution in the Galapagos.
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Created 7 March 2016
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Created 30 September 2014
Mediterranean Spain to the Arctic Circle
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Created 12 August 2013
Scraping and sanding hull back to gel coat for epoxy and Coppercoat treatments.
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Created 3 February 2013