Craig Owings is sharing their location

I’m starting my trip, follow along at my MapShare!

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Birding South Africa

Morning all,

Just a quick note …. S Africa is a great place to visit. Great wines at reasonable prices, food is good and the scenery is great. Been going light to dark, so blogging is a bit sketchy. Hopefully Sarah will get back on the writing mode and you will get her usual reports.

As for me, the log entries you have seen with my Delorme inReach tracker will keep you abreast of out travels. I start it each day in the morning, and kill it at “quitting” time in the evenings. It works by tracking via the Iridium satellite constellation every 10 minutes when I am moving and 4 hours when stopped. Each “spot/dot” on the map shows were I am. So far the tracking positions are fairly accurate within 20 meters or so. If you “click” on a dot, it will give you info on my position at that moment. You can also message me and I can reply to your message. Please use with restraint, as I am limited in the numbers of messages I can receive and send. You can also hit the “locate” icon and my tracker will respond with my location at that moment whether I am “tracking” or not, providing my device is powered up.

The other feature is the ability to use topo or aerial maps. Check out the aerial on the track leg that runs up to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Zoom way in to see the road that climbs up to 2900 meters altitude for the pass over the Drakensburg mountain escarpment. Way cool drive up, and down. Sorry, did not have the Hero cam running on that one, but will have it going in the future.

All is well,

Craig

Craig Owings is sharing their location

I’m starting my trip, follow along at my MapShare! up on Drackensburg mountaiins

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Craig Owings is sharing their location

I’m starting my trip, follow along at my MapShare!

Craig Owings is sharing their location at the MapShare web site: https://share.delorme.com/CraigOwings

Password: conepatus

Do not reply directly to this message.

To learn more about MapShare and the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator, visit http://delorme.com/inReach or http://inReachCanada.com

Inner Foggy Bay Sunday, August 24

All 7 boats left by 8:30 to head south for Prince Rupert, BC. There is rain and south wind scheduled to arrive late this afternoon. We don’t need to be in there until Thursday so we are staying put taking the opportunity to start working toward wrapping things up. Craig runs the water maker for the last time and then pickles it. I cook up some of the items Canada won’t allow us to bring in and do a bit of cleaning. It’s difficult working around each other in such a small space. The rain starts mid-day putting an end to any thought of an excursion or outside project. The good news is we have no wind or swell in our cove.

Judd Harbor to Inner Foggy Bay Saturday, August 23

Although the forecast is calling for calm, we have a lumpy ride with SE winds 15 – 20 knots. Entering Inner Foggy Bay we find MV Figment, a 48′ Kadey Krogen power boat already at anchor. By evening there are 5 boats of a Mother Goose flotilla and a large sailboat. The Mother Goose trips are an interesting way to discover SE and to see if you really want to try out a Grand Banks. You can sign up for various legs of the trip from Washington State to SE and back. The boats are all Grand Banks traveling with a mother boat and a mechanic along.

We spend the afternoon taking the dink into the back of Very Inlet. Craig has a great time fighting against the current into the narrows and then riding it back out about an hour later. In the back lagoon the salmon are jumping everywhere.

In the evening we visit MV Figment and enjoy Jan’s delicious coconut pie. They have spend 2 summers cruising SE and are thinking about their next move. We talk about aging, boating, and cruising Central America and the US East Coast.