Kate

Kate

professional mariner | full-time traveller | part-time blogger | amateur photographer | semi-circumnavigator | happy wife | made in South Africa

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Atlantic Days

Atlantic Days

We have just finished our first leg of the Atlantic! Aftertwo weeks at seathat cold beer(s) is sure gonnago down well! With regards … View Post
The Tuna & The Seal

The Tuna & The Seal

Two days into our Atlantic crossing Ruf caught the first fish of the trip! We had to battle it out with a gutsy seal … View Post
The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

The day has arrived – we’re leaving today. The past few days have been filled with a mixture of nerves and excitement and the … View Post
Family Farewell

Family Farewell

This is our final week in South Africa (for serious!) and so our families have been visiting to say their farewells. I cannot tell … View Post
Saldanha Days

Saldanha Days

Having been in Saldanha Bay for nearly a week we have had plenty of time to get into chill mode, while still fitting in … View Post
So Long Cape Town

So Long Cape Town

We had a great week in Hout Bay, with lovely spring weather and loads of visiting friends. It was sad to finally say good … View Post
Farewell False Bay

Farewell False Bay

The last couple of weeks have been insanely busy in final preparations for our trip, with plenty of administration and stocking up on food … View Post
Happy Dance

Happy Dance

I had come to terms with the fact that the existing cushions on the boat would be a permanent feature in my day to … View Post
Friends

Friends

Our talented friend Rory and his beautiful wife Erla brought their two gorgeous little girls, Bailey & Isla-Dean, to visit us on the … View Post
Odds & Ends

Odds & Ends

We can (almost) safely say that the big jobs on the boat are done. We are now busy with small projects to finish Melody … View Post
Stack Pack

Stack Pack

The old blue main sail cover that came with the boat was on its last legs. Age, holes, sun damage and birds nesting in … View Post
Day at the Office

Day at the Office

After much delay, Kate and I finally built up the courage to redo the anti-slip on the walkways of the boat. It was decided … View Post
Solar Power

Solar Power

We recently installed our brand new solar panel! Our ‘neighbours’ in Harbour Island, the Louw family, kindly gifted us this 110 watt panel … View Post
Boom Boom Boom

Boom Boom Boom

We have a new BOOM! We were kindly given an old boom by Mark Hatting a few months ago, unfortunately it was a little … View Post
Anchor Away

Anchor Away

Friday afternoon was a perfect winters day, with no wind and clear blue skies. We left Harbour Island after a good week of work … View Post
Canvas Complete

Canvas Complete

The canvas is up and it fits perfectly! Melody is starting to look like a real cruiser. the cover creates a new ‘room’ for … View Post
Cockpit Canvas – The Making Of

Cockpit Canvas – The Making Of

For the last two weeks Rufus and I have been working on the canvas/pvc ‘windows’ for the cockpit. This is a huge priority … View Post
Thank You!!!

Thank You!!!

Our farewell party was a great success! Thank you to all who came, it was wonderful having so many of our friends and family … View Post
Havaianas

Havaianas

Since our first stop will be Brazil I thought it only right for us to arrive at our first port of call wearing an … View Post
Home Run

Home Run

After two successful  weeks in Simon’s Town,  Melody was ready to come home to Harbour Island. It was sad to … View Post