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Solo RTW Sailor Jeanne Socrates' Adventures On, and Off, Nereida

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Cape Town report 1
Reid Inlet, Alaska05
Saturday 14th May 2011

It's been made to feel like a real 'homecoming' by the friendly Royal Cape Y.C. members - so many of whom I know well from my stay here last year....

I've been totally relaxing - almost unwilling even to think about all the work that needs doing on board...! I've had so many emails with good wishes from people - all very much appreciated and nice to receive - thank you all! It'll take me a time to respond to them all but I hope to quite soon....

Friday I finally got to Immigration & Customs to Clear in .... and got some S.African rands (local currency). The RCYC driver Brian kindly took me there and back to enable that, including a quick visit to the Waterfront complex for a SA simcard for my mobile phone - so as well as being solvent now, I'm also contactable - which was made use of during the afternoon by the local radio station here in Cape Town for a 'live' chat on CapeTalk Radio. Early in the evening, I also had a 'live' telephone interview with Geoff Holt on BBC Radio Solent's 'H2O Show' which will have gone out in the 7pm programme that evening.

After refuelling, "Nereida" was pushed around the marina and in to a new berth in front of the clubhouse on Friday afternoon by Edmund and his team of helpers..... without incident!

Live music and more socialising over Friday evening ... nice to get in a bit of celebratory singing and dancing... I missed my music on board after the iPod connection to the radio (and its speakers) went down during my knockdown...

Today there should have been a major regatta so it's been very busy in the clubhouse (more catching up with people!) but the water has been like a millpond - so it was finally postponed to tomorrow, in the hope of some breeze then....

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