Jeanie’s Boat

Sometimes the grandest of adventures are those we don’t plan.

Eric loves boats – and although we are yet to do the ‘boat part’ of our life, it is coming….

Meanwhile, boat opportunities are not passed up lightly.073

And so when an unexpected delay in Durban created an extra day to fill, we jumped onto Angra for a relaxed harbour cruise.

Angra Pequena hails from Namibia, where she was born in the early 60’s. She has lived a life of adventure.

In her youth she worked as a fisheries patrol vessel and spent time diamond hunting and more recently she has provided a platform for ground breaking Coelacanth research.

Durban Harbour is big and busy,

any day of the week.

Crafts of all shapes and sizes get on with the business of making things happen.


Moving stuff across oceans.

And yet, just beyond the walls,

in the shadow of the city-scape,

Durban City

and its Great Stadium,

a mother and her child,

 practise their moves.

 A stark reminder of Mother Nature  – a contrast against the striking concrete surrounds.


And then it was time to head back, the setting sun as our guide…

Angra Pequena will be based off the Mozambique Coast for a large part of this year. She operates as a research vessel and live aboard dive and adventure craft. She is owned and run by Marine Scientist, Dr Jean Harris (a.k.a.-  my sister-in-law, Jeanie.)

For more about this beautiful Craft and what she offers, go here: Angra.

Spring 2013 – Celebrating the joy of surprises.


16 thoughts on “Jeanie’s Boat

  1. Wow, what a wonderful coincidence that Jeanie and the Angra Pequena were in the harbour at the right time for such a fun adventure – wonderful pics of the whales too, and this late in the season?? best wishes, Lynn

  2. Wonderful that you had the opportunity for this lovely maritime experience and while spending time with your sister-in-law. I love the idea of boats, and enjoy any time I spend on them but I really am not a sailor and it’s a tenuous enjoyment, knowing if the conditions aren’t just right neither will I be. But the Harbour looked serene enough and was certainly being enjoyed by many.

    • I am not the greatest of sailors either. Am a bit worried about how things are going to go when we finally sail away….will have to give it a bash though. I love to travel and I love spending time with Eric so hopefully that will over-ride my sea sickness!

  3. Awesome. That looks like a day well spent. Your pictures are amazing; you show the magnitude of man’s ability to create, contrasted nicely by His far more impressive ability to do the same. I was pleased to see this post! Basketball season is over, so time may present itself for me to once again enter the fray. Glad you are still engaged!

    • Thanks Struggler. Been a dry spel for me. Between home-schooling my girls and lots of east wind for kitesurfing, I just haven’t managed to get to the blogging – and I am pretty slow about it at the best of times but back i am! looking forward to reading anything you have to throw out at us. Hope the basketball season was a blast.

  4. What a marvelous post! LIke a plum pudding, stuffed with so many goodies. Facts of various kinds, people with a purpose and boats with a purpose, relationships, and geography and Mother and Child, performing just for you (and now for us). Wonderful!

  5. Just reread this one (faute de mieux, you have no new postings). It’s quite perfect, you know.
    I miss your vignettes of your family and life in this area of the world, so unknown to me.
    Best wishes to all —

    • Thank you Judith. I am longing to get back to my blog and others that I follow. Have just had such a busy year and as the girls get older the intensity of home-schooling is kicking in. I appreciate your encouragement!

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