Leaving Luderitz

After waiting a day for the gale force wind to die down, Time Out headed out of Luderitz for the final leg of the journey to Walvis Bay. The wind was still gusting to 30 knots and Time Out reached a speed of 8.5 knots with just the jib out. This leg of the journey…

Langebaan to Luderitz

After a very long 5 months away from home, Time Out and her intrepid skipper could finally head home to Walvis Bay. Approximately 485 nautical miles and 3.5 days of travel. First there was a detour down to Cape Town to go through the departure procedures. As someone on Noonsite said “God and Allah are…

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore!

After months of study and more than a few obstacles along the way, Achim passed his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam today. A¬†huge accomplishment achieved and this opens up so many possibilities for the adventures ahead. Getting the news this morning left me both speechless and with more words than possible to express how proud and…

Final leg home to Langebaan

We left Mossel Bay early Saturday morning and arrived at Langebaan early Monday morning. It was breathtaking to have some dolphins swim along side again. And there was an opportunity to finally switch off the engines and raise the spinnaker Every sunset is worth taking a break to watch and photograph

Heading back to Langebaan

After a long wait for the weather to be in our favor we could finally set off back down the coast to Langebaan. It was a bit of a wild ride when leaving Cape St Francis The fishing was more successful on this trip. But then Stone is the Eastern Cape Junior Champion with two…

A busy week before departure

Just when the intrepid skipper thinks he has a handle on the maintenance, something else rears its ugly head. Like the nasty gunk in the bimini that took way longer than anticipated to remove. Throw in a long trip to Cape Town to pick up the dinghy engine and onto Swellendam for the dinghy, and…

Comfy seating

So much is being done to prepare Time Out for our first trip but time was made to install comfy seating using the dinghy davit. Skipper Steve was brave enough to give it the first try. Luckily it held!