Wednesday, October 30, 2013

#598 Hugging the African Coast

We keep an eye on the wave heights map when traveling on the MV Explorer.  On this map, dark blue is good.  Any other color is bad.

Heading south from Ghana to Cape Town, a small patch of green appears on the wave heights map off the Namibian coast, our first clue that rough seas are ahead. 
So Captain Kingston alters our route drastically closer to shore to avoid the higher waves and to stop in Walvis Bay, Namibia for refueling.

We hug the coast all the way to Cape Town where we arrive safely without crossing the rough seas that require tying the library books to the shelves as we've seen on previous voyages.  
Yours in smooth sailing,

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