Kate

Kate

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

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Keturah

Keturah

During our stay on the hard at FBYC we have had the opportunity to meet an awesome cruising couple from Italy. … View Post
Simons Town News

Simons Town News

Above are a few more pictures from the sail across False Bay and the big lift. With the boat being out of the water … View Post
Final Lift

Final Lift

Melody has just been taken out of the water! She will be on the hard at False Bay Yacht Club for the next week … View Post
Simons Town Success

Simons Town Success

  Just a quick one to say that we had an excellent trip across the bay to Simon’s Town last night. We made good … View Post
A Little Heavier

A Little Heavier

Last week was spent organising and doing various preparations for our trip to Simon’s Town, where we’ll be lifting old Melodious out … View Post
Cockpit Roof

Cockpit Roof

One of the most exciting advancements in the last three weeks is the completion of our cockpit roof. This is huge for us as … View Post
Power Hungry

Power Hungry

Our new house-bank batteries arrived and were quickly hooked up to the distribution board, allowing us to finally install our wind generator.  A challenging … View Post
Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions

As promised, here is an update on our Sunday sail with Melody. Initially the intention was just to motor for a couple of hours … View Post
Gripping Stuff

Gripping Stuff

After all having a little break it was back to work with a vengeance. Kate and I joined Rufus with work on Melody, while … View Post
Away for the Weekend

Away for the Weekend

Kate arrived on Wednesday evening from Zambia and Vivian finished her last day of work on Friday afternoon, so from Monday we will all … View Post
Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Friday afternoon couldn’t have come any sooner. After waiting all week we made our way out of Harbour Island, feathered Melody into the … View Post
Apetizer

Apetizer

Late January 2012 – Gordons Bay, Helderberg, Western Cape First published on offtheline.co.za View Post
Enjoying Our Boat Through the Graft

Enjoying Our Boat Through the Graft

It’s been a while since the last post, but we’ve been so busy…and time flies by with incredible pace. The mission … View Post
Wet Boat, Dry Boat

Wet Boat, Dry Boat

There is nothing worse than a leaky boat. On my first crossing, my cabins’ portlights leaked and on Will’s crossing the same thing … View Post
Taking Over

Taking Over

Wow! Old Melodious is really starting to become a looker! The deck has been painted white and the only traces of the crusty blue … View Post
Fun In The Sun

Fun In The Sun

After Wilhelm and I spent our Saturday moving house, we were relieved to be able to catch up with Ruf and enjoy our Sunday … View Post
Sunday Cruise

Sunday Cruise

After having a memorable sunset cruise on Friday evening it was back to work on Saturday morning. With Rufus tackling the dreaded lazarette , he … View Post
Into False Bay after 12 Months

Into False Bay after 12 Months

Yesterday we cranked up Melody’s 80HP motor, stowed all the paint cans and tools, and motored her out into the bay for the … View Post
A Happy Year It Will Be

A Happy Year It Will Be

The last month or so has been filled with exciting times, from cooking our first meal on Melody, which was shared with Janneman and … View Post
Birthday Reunion

Birthday Reunion

Tuesday 20 December was a fantastic day for all. Not only is it Rufus and Wilhelm’s birthday but this year it marked Melody’s … View Post