Swaying gently, safely harboured in the embrace of Cape Harbour the excitement is palpable. Akin to the first day of school for many, we are quick to make our friendly introductions and share pot versions of the myriad of paths that had led us here; expectation makes for ready and full bodied smiles, beaming like the hot African sun overhead. Engine labours gently as skilfull crew carefully manoeuvre the skeletal frame of our Lady Europa through the obstacle harbour course. Iconic Table Mountain stands sentinel behind and the twin pier guardians’ of the open sea lie ahead. Freedom creeps closer!