Kate

Kate

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

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Charged Up!

Charged Up!

Ruf spent the weekend preparing for the installation of the new water tanks which should be ready by the end of the week! Bloody … View Post
Happy (Productive) Easter!

Happy (Productive) Easter!

The long weekend got off to a good start, with the cabins nearing completion. The sanding and painting is almost done! Next step: cabin … View Post
Sand & Paint, Paint & Sand

Sand & Paint, Paint & Sand

After completing the majority of the structure in both cabins, this week we bought our first layer of internal paint, a lovely reward after … View Post
Cabins and Sundowners

Cabins and Sundowners

Chris and Carla came along to help this Saturday bearing gifts of ice cold Darling Brew – they are our favourite people in the world. … View Post
The Work Commences

The Work Commences

When arriving at Harbour Island the hard work of refitting the old lady for our journey quickly began.  The unfortunate event of a nearby … View Post
Back Into The Water

Back Into The Water

After loads of hard work Melody’s plump hull was gleaming and she was ready to go back into the water. We gently lowered … View Post
Paint at Last

Paint at Last

Finally the Jotun Marine paint started being applied, layer by painstaking layer. The summer Saldanha heat was almost unbearable but again, thankfully, our blind … View Post
Mini Melody

Mini Melody

As mentioned in a previous post, in between all the hardstand work on Melody’s hull, we managed to queeze in some fun and … View Post
New Hull

New Hull

A few shots of the gritblasting process, to take all the old crusty paint layers off and start fresh on clean steel, with all … View Post
Bottom Lift

Bottom Lift

The next step was to lift old Melodious out of the water and have her grid blasted and repainted. A gruelling task and living … View Post
Melodious Discovery

Melodious Discovery

Somehow our dream was beginning to fall into place. After losing Drifter, the first yacht we wanted to buy, we managed to find another … View Post
How it Began

How it Began

Our journey began with a simple question from Rufus: “If we could organize a yacht would you go sailing with us?”  On a cold … View Post