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Pierre van Rooyen

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South Africa to Madagascar under sail. Just us two kids.

Quite a few photographs here. This is Faith’s diary of one of our early
voyages. Ha, ha, in the town of Tulear, an arrogant official
threatened us with, ‘La grande penalty.’ Did he mean the guillotine?


This shot was taken on our return. Probably off  St Lucia.

Faith and I had been up the whole night approaching South Africa, racing to get into Richards Bay before a south westerly gale coming up the coast from Cape Town made things very wet. The boat can become a submarine when it wants to, leaving two drowned rats in the cockpit to struggle on.



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