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Yesterday saw us catch a taxi to the Ushaka Marine World. Here one could meander along the promenade exploring the shops and partaking of a meal. A Wet and Wild theme park was perfect for those seeking relief from the humidity and heat or just looking for sheer excitement. No, we two didn’t venture in that direction. It was a group of reptiles and amphibians that first enticed us within their darkened night world ,followed soon after by creatures of the deep inviting us into a world full of massive aquariums that were placed within the bowels of a ‘wrecked’ ship that drew us.

This marine park, so well designed, was the highlight of our short stay in Durban, a town where one must take caution when setting out (more pics and videos will be added once we arrive in Cape Town).

In what has been a week of racing around and working on repairs and adjustments, the relaxing afternoon was much needed downtime.

Today, the wind howled as a high rushed in. At the moment, the wind has died and rain is pouring down – all hatches are closed – whilst a small show of thunder and lightning is passing by. A spaghetti sauce and Rum slice have been prepared today; the twins raised, refurled and lowered in preparation for the next leg – they have been repaired; water tanks refilled and Gratis restored to order – it never takes long for the work and camera/computer gear to clutter the small area within.

Come tomorrow lunch time, the weather is looking perfect for what looks like will be a 6 days or more: perfect for a non – stop sail to Cape Town – the satellite phone will be back on line tomorrow.