25 May – early evening.

What a wonderful world. This time last night it was pitch dark with not a star visible through the clouds, rain squalls were hitting us from different directions packing winds of around 30 knots and I simply couldn’t sail a course remotely close to where I was aiming. Tonight I’m sitting in the cockpit in a T-shirt with a cup of rooibos tea, staring up at a star display that puts the Karoo to shame! Seeing old familiar ones disappearing behind me as we go further north and learning the names of new ones that are starting to show themselves in the north. There’s not a ripple on the sea apart from the tiny wake Olleanna is making in the five knot breeze, and Louis Armstrong is singing “What a wonderful world”. I must agree. I know this won’t last, but I’ll take it for now.

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