Helen and James visit to South Africa 24th December 2015 to 16th January 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24-Dec

Helen and James arrive from UK to join Superted V at Simon's Town marina. After dinner drinks on board yacht Rutea with Ruthie and Neil

 

 

 

 

 

25-Dec

Christmas dinner on board Superted V. Walked to Boulders beach to see penguins in between main course and pudding

 

 

 

 

 

 

26-Dec

Boxing Day walk from Simon's Town to Swart Kop mountain - covered in ash. Cape Farm House concert with 'Freshly Ground'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

27-Dec

Chill day - James tried SUP - very windy. Helen canoe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

28-Dec

Cheetah Sanctuary and Triggerfish Brewery at Somerset West. Drove to Hermanus - dinner in the cave restaurant - Bientang's Cave

 

 

 

 

 

 

29-Dec

Hermanus to Cape Agulhas . Shark dive at Klein Baai with 'Shark Diving Unlimited'. Fish and Chips at Lucky's in Kalk Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-Dec

!Khwa ttu San Cultural Centre - walk round and lunch. Mary & Jeff's for cuppa then concert '99 hits' at the Barnyard Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

31-Dec

Chill day - Helen and James Boulders beach. Braai, drinks and dancing at Simon's Town Yacht Club to see in New Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01-Jan

Drive to Chapman's Peak, lunch and walk around Hout Bay .

 

 

 

 

 

 

02-Jan

Cape Point - hike to Cape Point then to Cape of Good Hope . Picnic lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

03-Jan

Swimming in reservoir at Lewis Gay Dam near Brooklands above Simon's Town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

04-Jan

Helen and James beach, Jean dentist. Dinner Classico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

05-Jan

Sailed around Cape to V & A marina, Cape Town - see below

 

 

 

 

 

 

06-Jan

Helen and James shopping/tour around Cape Town on sightseeing bus. Jean and Matt collected car from Simon's Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

07-Jan

Climbed Lion's Head; drove to Signal Hill and pockie hat at Camps Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

08-Jan

Bo-Kaap walking tour. Dinner at Marco's African Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

09-Jan

Day Trippers Wine and Bike Tour - drove to Stellenbosch, biked to Jordan 's winery. Biked to J C LeRoux (sparkling wines). Drove to Franchhoek for picnic lunch then bike to Glenwood boutique winery

10-Jan

Helen and James Woodstock then groupies do on boat next door ( Delos ) Indian meal at the Taj Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-Jan

Table mountain cable car and hike around top on Agama and Klipspringer walks to Maclear's Beacon 1084m - views down Platteklip Gorge

 

 

 

 

 

12-Jan

Robben Island tour. Very special dinner at 'Aubergine' - thank you James and Helen

 

 

 

 

 

 

13-Jan

Leave for safari at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Klein Karoo, Western Cape. Late afternoon game drive with Owen

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-Jan

Early morning and late afternoon game drives with Owen

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-Jan

Early morning game drive with Owen. Leave for Cape Town .

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-Jan

Helen and James leave Superted V for trip back to UK . Missing them already…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Log of sailing around the Cape of Good Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Jan 0800

Depart Simon's Town S34.11.48 E018.25.961 Cloud cover 5%; wind SE25; 1012hPa.

GPS log: 17305

Engine: 2810.9

 

 

11.15

Cape Point S34.21.7451 E018.30.9066 Cloud cover 10%; wind SE20; 1013hPa

GPS log: 17325

Engine: 2811.0

 

 

17.15

Arrive V & A Marina Cape Town S33.54.581 E018.25.137

GPS log: 17366

Engine: 2813.4

 

 

 

Totals: 61nm, 9 hours 15 mins; Average speed 6.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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