LDYC Summer cruise
Venue: De Bank, Wilge River
The following cruisers joined us on our cruise this month:
Ed, Alba, Jaco & Martin - Majestic
Trevor, Vicki & Roland - Just about
Rory & Val - Caprice
Rory's friends - Little Star - Anchor creek cruisers
Andrew & family - Mugwagwa - Pennant Nine cruisers
Patrick & family - Shredder - Pennant Nine cruisers
Erwee & Eileen - Windfall - Manten Marina cruisers
Arnold & Eleanor - Thundacat - power boat cruisers
Daniel & Vanessa - powerboat cruisers
Geoff & brother - rubber duck cruisers
Tommy, Sabine & friends - Moonshiner
John, Lark, Colin & Jade - Nessie
Faan & Elna - Heimlich manoevre
Simon, Sheryl & Spencer - Ssandscat
Thank you to Rory & Val for suggesting a great venue !
LDYC cruisers left the jetty just before 10am in a light breeze. This was enough wind to sail most of the way with motors helping every now & then. We were joined by cruisers from Manten Marina, Anchor Creek & PNYC along the way.
There were 3 powerboat cruisers that joined us and they proved to be helpful in convincing the yachties that our masts would fit under the power lines & showing us the way along the river that some of us had not sailed previously.
We anchored at about 14h00 at De Bank.The breeze disappeared and anchorage held for the entire night - great!
Fires were lit for a braai as well as a bonfire and the party began. Lots of laughter and a special fire dance by John Gauk Rodger were part of the evening's entertainment. Vanessa showed us some interesting sitting positions & Geoff tried them out with little success.
An awesome sunrise was photographed by Eleanor - thanks!
Everyone made a relaxed start to the day and sailed home in hot summer weather.
We thank everyone who joined this cruise - see you on the Christmas cruise - 16/17 December.
Simon & Sheryl Fisher
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