Helmut and I are brimming with excitement as we close in on the African coast.
Our first landfall in this exciting new continent was to be a small village, on
the shores of a pretty creek. We time our arrival badly however, as looking into
the sun, we can't pick out the leading marks and have to be led in via radio
instructions from Tony, a local resident and ham radio operator that we had
first "met" on the airwaves as we began our crossing of the Indian
Ocean. Its great to meet him in person, and we spend several months on anchor
below his waterfront home as we explore Kenya, even making a plane trip back to
Europe, confident Fallado is in safe hands. Once back aboard, we swap
information with other cruising boats, many of whom have sailed up the coast
from South Africa enroute to the Red Sea. We plan to be in South Africa for the
summer, giving us the next few months to meander down the East African coast.
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