09.12.2009 - 09.12.2009
It was a momentous moment. At 4.41pm on December 1st, on day 12 of our voyage, we changed course. Nothing desperately exciting, but the first course change we had undertaken since leaving the approach to Walvisbaai. Since then – over a week – we had been happily following a course of 316degrees. But now, we were changing to 0: Yup, making a dash due North, and ignoring the increasing masses of ships (15 on radar at one point) and fishing vessels closer to shore. On several occasions, there has even been very brief glimpses of mobile phone signal, though not strong enough to be usable or get a network.
We are getting closer.