South Africa



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Leaving Reunion Island

Iron Mistress powering out the inlet of St. Pierre, Reunion Island (Photo courtesy of Mark of S/V Thalassa)

On our way to Africa

Great sailing with strong winds behind us, with just a double reefed main.

Richard's Bay, South Africa

The Iron Mistress at the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront

Richard's Bay, South Africa

Low tide at Tuzi Gazi

Fueling up

Getting diesel fuel is always a challenge


Many choices of souveniers along the roadside in Richard's Bay

Zululand Yacht Club

View of the marina from the grounds of the yacht club

Boatyard Maintenance

The Iron Mistress in the cradle with newly painted bottom


Stern view of the cradle with only one side on which to support the boat

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

A couple of the many zebras seen throughout the park

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

The magnificent giraffes

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Towering over the tree tops

Block in the Road

Two young male elephants at play

At the Watering Hole

Cooling off on a hot day

A Lazy Day

A rhino cooling off in a mud pond

Before the Charge

This is the rhino that charged us right after we took this picture -- close call to be sure!

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Cape Buffalo

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

A male Nyala

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Great egret

Crews of Fantasy and Iron Mistress

Vunsh, Jack, Elyse and Robert

Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

Warthog -- A face only a mother could love....

Mother and babies

Warthog mother with her young

Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

Beautiful view from hillside

Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

The majestic Kudu

Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

Boardwalk out to the lake area

Lake St. Lucia

The dark bumps in the distance was the closest we could get to the hippos

Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

Lots of bird life along the lake


Nile crocodiles are numerous in the waterways