Leaving Durban

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To try one last sail boat lead, we met up with Roy, who had been recommended to us as a possible contact by a Durban sailing Club. He was a lovely man, wanting very hard to help us, but conceding the relative unlikeliness of finding a boat that late in the season. He did have one idea: to contact friends of his that were moored a little farther north at Richards Bay. We promised to do so. Seeing our scooters, he recommended also, that we drive to another small yacht club on the Bluff, the peninsula jutting out from Durban on which there stands an amazing control tower for the large harbor, which is visible from everywhere.
We did drive there, braving the horrible truck traffic on the freeway and making it to the Bluff alive. We found an absolutely wonderful restaurant by the small yacht club Roy had mentioned. They had a bar right on the water and instead of barstools they had swings! I am definitely copying that sometime. We had a delicious shrimp snack and a beer and then pressed on. We loved the view from up by the tower, we had wanted to visited but were denied and had a stroll on the beach close to the area where had seen dolphins the day we went diving from Durban.
The next day we found out about renting a car, scoured the city for a map – there don’t seem to be any bookstores in South Africa – and did some internet research about accommodation in our next destination. Finally we were leaving Durban – after two weeks! We were excited!

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