Day 3, Year 6 Happy Anniversary to Us!
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Weather: Partly Sunny Day, Winds Settling Down
Location: International Wall, Richards Bay, South Africa

Today is our 36th wedding anniversary and we are celebrating tonight by going out to the little Thai restaurant here in the Tuzi Gazi complex. Our present to each other was going to a book store this afternoon to look for books on South Africa plants and animals. We had looked at the Boardwalk Mall yesterday and didn’t find much, so we searched online and found a Zululand Book Store at the Meerensee Mall. We went there, but unfortunately the only book store there is a tiny little used book store. There is no Zululand Book Store. In the second hand book store, however, I did find one book on southern Africa mammals. But we will continue the search tomorrow. We are going back to the Boardwalk Mall in Richards Bay and look one more time. I also have a 9am appointment with an optometrist there in hopes of getting a new pair of glasses. So we will be up and out of here early in the morning.

The boat accomplishment today was taking down the headsail and sewing the Sunbrella sacrificial sun cover that was looking so ragged. Mark worked all morning making the repairs and then we stowed the sail on the v-berth. We are working on getting as much canvas as possible stowed below so we won’t be washing out Richards Bay coal dust all the way to the Caribbean.