May 02, 2011-Drying out in Zululand
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Drying the 3A
We are in Zululand Yacht Club in Richard’s Bay, South Africa, in the warm north east of the country famed for game parks and quiet living. Things are pretty easy going here especially in the boatyard where quite a lot of funky boats are getting refurbished. This is where we plan to work on our mast after we get back from some land travel.
The weather in Zululand has been great for drying out the boat and we’ve pulled the last of our damp sails out of the forepeak. Here the 3A kite gets some fresh air before being stowed for God knows how long. There's been an occasional rainy day but mostly we’ve had sunshine and blue skies.
That land travel promises to be exciting. We’ll go to a Safari Camp in one of the oldest game reserves, Mmfolozi, and then to a hilltop lodge in HluHluwe, another reserve nearby. After these visits we plan to venture further, to Kruger National Park. In fact we might be there already but for all the holidays which have jammed up the bookings.
But we’ve got the time and things will get organized. We’ll do our trips.
Meanwhile, we'll dry a few things, do a few little projects, and enjoy the weather.
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Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Zululand Marina, Richards Bay, South Africa