Monday, August 22, 2011

News from Dixi Rollar

Hello everybody,hope things going fine. Well,almost 3 month when I send our last email. So,here another up date. We have met some yachtis all who have been in Cape Town: Ryan&Brenda Cilliers on 'Island Khaya',Alistair&Sue Easton on 'African Star' ( both couples from South African), John on 'Faraway' and Nick&Jill and they daughter Roxy on 'Mallymawk'. Officially we became a Godparents of a girl and a boy,so for someone didn't want kids I have 4: 2 step daughters and 2 godchildren,probably the best motherhood ever ! Hahahaha. We manage to put the boat on the river bank and scrape 1 1/2 year of growth of the bottom of the boat and antifoul her,all that happen in 2 days(see the photos below). We are waiting for the wind to turn in our favour,but look's like Steve's visa will expired before that happens,so we will have to motor sail almost a day to get away from the coast and beat against the wind and current before we can sail down. So,we will be set sail on the first weekend of September,that will be on the 3rd or 4th.Steve 's birthday will be on the Ocean(04/09). We put some adds on find a crew website,but no luck. My niece would come with us if wasn't for passport issue. So,just myself,Steve and God will set sail. Who didn't want that crew member,this last one is the most qualified! Hope to see some of you in Cape Town before Xmas! Love and Beijos Renata&Steve