Location: Durban, South Africa
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 handbag. After the crash course, we had an outdoor lab on the sand bar in the middle of Durban Harbor, just feet from the shipping lanes, where we spotted crabs maintaining their homes in the sand. Also, some of them have made their way into 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 their jobs in preparation for our sail later this evening to East London as soon as our barometer reaches the magic number of 1020.