Thursday, January 05, 2006

Dee rounds the Horn

Another milestone for Dee Caffari as she rounded Cape Horn. Heading west like the buccaneers of old searching for adventure in the great wide Pacific, she also managed something she had feared she would never do - actually see the infamous island itself. For last rounding during the last Global Challenge she might have had the company of crew but alas missed seeing Cape Horn as they rounded it in the wee hours of the morning.

Thankfully she won't have to do a third circumnavigation to tick that from the list of memorable sailor's experiences, as she can now tell us all about the colour (green) the smell (seaweed) and the sounds (of Cape Horn Radio).

She even got in a photo shoot by making the day of a cruise ship called the Henseatic and was fortunate to find a gap in the storms with wind strengths of only 5 knots. Hopefully the warm glow of todays excitment will be keep her going during the long bash to windward across the southern oceans.

Picture from Aviva Challenge

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