Mischief - Mischief Blog Richards Bay to Mossel Bay
Fishing SuccessRough seas greeted us as we left the tranquil waters of Richards Bay, Adam took the helm and had to weave in and out of the huge ships that anchored in Richards Bay.Not an easy task when under sail, you'd think the ships captains would consider the needs of a small yacht governed by the wind and move their huge vessels with each change in wind direction.Perhaps that's a big ask so we thread our way through best we could and managed to miss them all.Sharon cooked us a cracking meal that night spicy chicken with mash and has now secured herself a place in the Mischief, memorable meals menu.Few have this accolade, well done Fanny McGinty.Millpond conditions revealed, a four meter shape which we later identified as a tiger shark.In all on this trip we spotted a total of five. read more...
Mischief - Mossel Bay 26th Nov to 30th Nov 2018
We can confirm sharks do have sharp teeth.Big fires, logs and warm clothes not normally associated Africa, more deserts, jungles and searing heat.Not in Mossel Bay, its too close to the Southern Ocean and Cape Town.Cape Town being the furthest south that World ARC venture, I'm so pleased.However, the former provided a cosy back drop to allow us to remain outside most of the time and still enjoy the culture of Mossel Bay.Sonia the local hairdresser was a big hit with the crew of Mischief.She cut Adams hair for £3.50 and I presume the skippers bill was the same.My hair cut and highlight was £28 and took three hours.Wendy and Sharon were also regroomed but with mixed results, Sharon was shocked when she discovered she'd gone white haired in under an hour and too much of her hair had been. read more...
Mischief - Mossel Bay to Cape Town 30th Nov to 2nd Dec 2018
See my big sad faceIt is with a heavy heart that I write my last passage report, the last two days passage has been great, the sea is littered with seals, fins in the air sleeping and chillin', breaching the waves in pairs or more and then of course the infamous CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.Great skippering means we rounded it in easy conditions making it an exciting passage with magnificent views of Table Mountain with its cloth waiting to fall neatly over the side.Africa here we come.This is my last blog, I thank the Skipper and Commander for making it all happen, its been an awesome ride, Skipper I salute you for keeping us all safe again and the commander for make sure we have have the right papers etc and that the "tissue" comes down when the wind gets up.A special female to female salute to. read more...
Mischief - La reuinion to Richards Bay
Reunion was insight andRally control had allocated Mischief a mooring against Influensa, this worried the skipper as he wasn't sure all of the crew had been inoculated against this sometimes deadly virus.......This French Island set between Mauritius and South Africa had so much to offer, from the moment we were greeted by traditional dancing on the first evening.After completing the jobs on the boat, including a creative repair to the freezer by Dan from Smoke and Roses (Thank you so much Dan, good job) the crew were ready for Josh's party at the nearby resort.Partying that night was enjoyed to the full, some of the crew not arriving back at the boat until the small hours despite the early start the next day.Ouch!!!!!The coach arrived a few hours later to take a less than functioning. read more...
Mischief - Mischief Blog International cuisine meets Come Dine with Mischief
Despite the Indian Oceans weather systems that bring giftsof strong winds interspersed with squalls that deliver more wind, torrential rain and 7 meter waves, Mischief's crew were determined to eat well led by skipper "Dave the Belly"!Mark and Wendy also stepped up to the challenge with alacrity and tenacious determination.The boat was thrashing around, waves pouring into the cockpit but still the meals kept coming from all corners of the earth.Ads bring your pinny.Saussisson Surprise or Sausage Casserole - UK and our continental friends FrenchCroissants - FrenchBeef Masala - IndianBeef Pie and pots - BritBar-b-q - AustraliaTim Tams Sweet - AustraliaSpag Bog - ItalianIrish Stew Cabbage and Pots (Potato famine over) - IrelandGreen Tea - ChinaSpanish Omelette - Surprise SpainSlaw - US of. read more...