Nov 22, 2009
Today is our last day in Durban, it has been an exciting stay from the shark dissection, action packed mall and wet and wild water park. Yet today was no different, we had a full day starting off with an Oceanography course quickly followed by Beaker demonstrating how she makes her trademark Beaker Bags. So now most of us have a Beaker Bag in progress and once finished can be used to stash our sweets like Dan, or use it as a stylish one of a kind hand bag. After the crash course we had an out door lab on the sand bar in the middle of Durban Harbor just feet form the shipping lanes where we spotted crabs maintaining there homes in the sand, and also some of them have made there way in to Luis’ boots which then inspired a comical dance on the sand bar as he attempted to remove the invader from his boots. After which, we all collected back on Argo for a quick pasta salad lunch then promptly disembarked to the Maritime Museum that is located just near the yacht clubs here in the harbor. There we wandered around on board some old steam tugs learning the history of Durban Harbor and tugs that made this huge shipping hub possible. Now, back on board there is still not a dull moment as everyone is doing there jobs in preparation for our sail later this evening to East London as soon as our barometer reaches the magic number of 1020.