OCTO conpleted her maiden voyage across the Vaal Dam successfully! Milton, Dawie and Danny took her across the dam in fine style and berthed her at Pennant Nine, where she will stay for a while before completing her long sea voyage to Rotterdam.


Congratulations to Milton and Gerald for all their inspiration and perspiration!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



    • Congratulations Guys! Absolutely brilliant.
      I caught up with the following the other day and it struck a chord, recalling “Shambira” days!!

      Dave KP

      Abridged Extracts from “Ulysees”:

      “…How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
      To rust unburnished , not to shine in use!…
      …There lies the port: the vessel puffs her sail:
      There gloom the dark broad seas. My mariners,…
      …Free hearts, free foreheads – you and I are old;…
      …Some work of note, may yet be done,
      Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
      The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
      The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
      Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
      ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world,
      Push off, and sitting well in order, smite
      The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
      To sail beyond the sunset…
      …It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
      It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,…
      …Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
      One equal temper of heroic hearts,
      Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
      To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

      Alfred Lord Tennyson

  1. First time I’ve really read Tennyson, never mind Ulysses… thank you, David.
    Phenomenally heroic hearts – some work of note has definitely been done.
    What a really beautiful work. Even the windows are elegant. And please explain – are those panels over the windows by any chance solar?

  2. Bravo ! She looks great… and big ! How many rooms in there ? We are impatient to see her sailing. Amitiés à l’équipage.
    Frédérique and Jean-Alain

  3. well done, well done – what an achievment. I knew you’d very shortly get over the flotation problem because ”The Professor” has now pitched up here!

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