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Endomeni Rehabilitation Project

Endomeni Rehabilitation Project

The Endomeni Rehabilitation Project cares for injured or abandoned South African cats with the hopes of re-introducing them into the wild. They offer tours of the facility that includes bringing visitors into the pens to interact with the animals. While we expected to touch a cat or two, we were amazed to find ourselves inside…

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Richards Bay

Richards Bay

We spent our first couple of days in Richards Bay getting cleared through customs and immigration and taking care of some the other arrival overhead. Trip highlights from October 26th and 27th follow. Note that the events covered by this blog occurred before the Brush with Disaster, but we wanted to the get the Brush…

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A brush with disaster

A brush with disaster

Almost everyone has had a brush with disaster. Some are really big events like being standby and not making an airplane flight that crashes, or missing a bus that ends up being in a serious accident. Some are more minor like a near-miss when driving. But, whatever the cause, nothing catches your attention like “almost”…

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Reunion to South Africa

Reunion to South Africa

From Reunion we made a 1,388-mile passage to Richards Bay, South Africa. The biggest concern for this passage was the last day as we closed in on the South Africa coast where the southbound Agulhas Current can reach speeds of up to six knots. When this current meets the “southerly busters” that regularly bring strong…

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