Speeding into the bay

A Day on the Bay: Naval escort

Date: 25 April 2013

Leaving Simon's Town harbour with a navy patrol boat escort
Leaving Simon’s Town harbour with a navy patrol boat escort

Now and then the navy like to practise shooting. When that happens, boat traffic needs to proceed with caution in order to stay afloat. On this particular day it wasn’t clear exactly who was firing where, so I was the lucky recipient of a patrol boat escort out of the harbour and out into the bay.

Once out there, I was keen to check out the visibility, which had been dismal for some time. Unfortunately at three metres my little testing device disappeared almost completely.

I also met some lovely seabirds, following the fishing boats back to Kalk Bay. It was a magnificent day to be out on the boat, but unfortunately the conditions underwater were somewhat less pleasant.

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