(it lasted nearly 7 months – and that’s a personal best!) and unemployment had
vague plans to cycle to October fest, or go climb Everest with my teddy or of taking
my scooter for a really really long drive to Norway or swimming to Madagascar…
But instead I found myself sitting on a bus to Port Elizabeth.
60 something year old Australians I had never met, and sail to Spain: simple
captain) was busy exiting the boat. And instead of entering a floating land
down under, I found there were two other Saffas on board making the ratio 3:1.
That’s right, the captain had decided to rather take on us; that we were a better
would be the only people I’d see or speak to while at sea… however long that
would be…weeks, months, years even (in the very very very very slight chance
that something went very wrong and we lost all navigation equipment, or ended
up in a life raft)
Teddy) on board, and readily savouring chilli coffee (if you haven’t tried it
yet, you’re wasting your life), and even pole dancing at my farewell, I’d say
Nereid’s (a 41.7 foot Beneteaux) in good hands.
cooks like you cannot believe, he models diamante glasses like you probably can
believe. Both come standard with an awesome sense of humour and luster for
adventure – I’m pretty sure I picked the right adventure.
expecting (now standing at 47.5 yers) and I’m clearly the one on board to keep
the rest in line (if I can keep up) and the new destination is now looking to
be St Martins in the Caribbean instead of Spain – but man am I excited!
Town, we found ourselves watching the Springboks take on the Wallabies and,
once again, the South Africans won.
like biltong and melktert and niknaks and black label and smiles and
prettinesses and table mountain and some of the best friends in the world;
there’s no question which country is better. It’s South Africa (hands down)
for leaving my fan on, the other for forgetting to add sugar to the captain’s
coffee), I’m pretty sure this is going to be an excellent trip. All we need now
are good winds, calm seas, and to sit and relax and enjoy the deep abyss of
prior… but I may have accidentally left it later than the last minute and there
really isn’t any internet reception in the sea…)
|Te stow away pigeon tht joined us 500 miles away from ANY land|