Febuary 8, 2012-Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay, near the salt pans
Maybe it is something to do with the weather which has me down. It has been cold and cloudy here in Walvis Bay since we arrived. Cold? How can that be in Africa at 22 degrees latitude in the middle of summer?
Well, it is. There is a cold current coming up the coast and it brings cold air with it, and fog.
So, we have fetched up in an altogether dreary place, in my opinion, although our new friend here, Arri, said, "If you get sand in your shoes here, you will always come back”. If there is charm here it must be the people, they are wonderful. But the town is is flat, industrial, cool, windy, dusty; you name it.
wingssail images-laura hacker-durbin
Judy and Namibian Friends
But on the positive side, people here are very friendly, all of them, the yacht club is quite nice, we’ve found what we needed for the boat (not much, just a new computer!), and we’ll be able to get water and fuel and the other provisions we need for the crossing to Brazil. But boat parts? Impossible. Good thing we don’t need any. And right now I do have sand in my shoes but I find it hard to believe that I’ll always come back, as Arri said I would.
Right. Get me to someplace warm.
We leave Friday or Saturday for Saint Helena and Brazil.
Fred & Judy, (and Randy and Laura), SV Wings, Walvis Bay, Namibia