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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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