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  • Last Days in South Africa

    Last Days South Africa

    Simon’s Town was our base for a month do power through pre-Atlantic preparations. There were rounds of maintenance catch-up, some new projects, and a few... Read more

    The 13 February 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Passage Report: Cape Town to Lüderitz, Namibia

    Totem’s anchor dropped late in the day in Lüderitz, the southern of Namibia’s two ports, three days after leaving Simon’s Town. Read more

    The 11 February 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Passage Prep: Getting Ready to Depart South Africa

    Passage Prep: Getting Ready Depart South Africa

    As our time in South Africa draws to a close, we’re focused on preparing for the big miles ahead to cross the Atlantic. Although I felt like we spent a lot of... Read more

    The 03 February 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Iridium GO! with PredictWind for Weather and More

    Iridium with PredictWind Weather More

    About one year ago, we purchased an Iridium GO! satellite wifi unit. This was a big decision as it is a significant expense and we had been happy using HF... Read more

    The 01 February 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Happily Tucked into the False Bay Yacht Cub

    Happily Tucked into False Yacht

    We arrived in Cape Town weeks later than originally planned. Conventional wisdom was that multi-day windows out of Durban should cycle through regularly,... Read more

    The 23 January 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Watch Captain

    Watch Captain

    Our friend Ty has accompanied Totem on significant passages . We’re very excited that he’s booked a flight to Namibia next month, and will join Totem again to... Read more

    The 20 January 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Canning Meat on Board

    Canning Meat Board

    At some point, canning food makes sense for a lot of long-distance cruisers. Totem is a boat full of omnivores, and with five people on board, canning meat has... Read more

    The 16 January 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Portable Generator Benefits, and How to Care for One Aboard

    Portable Generator Benefits, Care Aboard

    We strive to be a green boat, and supply our power through sun and wind as much as possible. But the wants of five people can outstrip what our solar panels... Read more

    The 14 January 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • I Love South Africanisms!

    Love South Africanisms!

    It started during our first road trip: picking up on sayings, food, treats and more that stood out to us as uniquely South African. Read more

    The 11 January 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS
  • Dock Walk: Rigging Fails

    Dock Walk: Rigging Fails

    We’re rarely in marinas, but in South Africa’s harbors tying up is the norm. Jamie and I have fun walking the docks, checking out other boats; I always have... Read more

    The 06 January 2016 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, TRAVEL, OUTDOORS

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