Day 44, Year 6 The Window is Open
Date: Monday, December 7, 2010
Weather: Overcast and Drizzly, Winds SW 10-15
Location: Tuzi Gazi Marina, Richards Bay, South Africa

The weather window for heading south is now down to three days instead of four or five, but it is still open and we are leaving at first light. The first reports were for favorable winds until Sunday, but now that has been changed to Saturday morning. So we are heading south about 340 nautical miles to East London and will wait there for favorable weather to head further south and west. We had to take a taxi into Richards Bay to pick up our alternator that can’t be repaired here and Bob and Peppe of Far Niente went with us to have lunch with us at The Elephant and I at the mall. We ate there once before and found it to be an above average restaurant and enjoyed it once again today. Geoff and Chris of Shambala had us over to dinner, along with Ed and Lynne of Constance and Warren and Tanya Harlequin. Warren and Tanya are a young South African couple preparing to leave on a world circumnavigation and it was great to get the chance to talk with them. But now it is off to bed so we can get up in the wee hours.

101207 Day 44 South Africa–Dinner on Shambala
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