Embrace the adventurous spirit of the Age of Exploration. Download these awesome apps and sail around the Cape of Good Hope.
There are few uninhabited spots on the world map as famous as the Cape of Good Hope. This rocky headland situated close to the very tip of South Africa has always been an important spot. It represents the symbolic (although not the real) crossing from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. It's also close to Cape Town and is, frankly, truly gorgeous. If you want to sail around it and have a proper Age-of-Exploration type of adventure, technology gives you a massive advantage over the adventurers of old. Instead of cumbersome maps and complicated tools, you can rely on apps like Wärtsilä iSailor (which boasts the most detailed navigation chart you can imagine) to guide you along.
Another thing you might need is a captain's log. Tracking your journey is essential for several reasons. Obviously, it makes it easier to know where you've been and where you're heading. It also allows you to monitor the weather conditions, positions of celestial bodies, and all the other data that will make your sailing a lot smoother. This age-old rule applies regardless of whether you're exploring the world on a ship or a boat.
Moreover, we cannot wrap this up without mentioning something that many consider old-fashioned but that, in reality, is still extremely useful. Yes, we're talking about tying knots. Your marine adventure would not be complete - not foolproof - without it. Learning them one by one, with patience and dedication, will help you achieve the best results. Then, you can sail along the coast, embrace the open ocean, visit Cape Town, and have an amazing time around the very southern tip of Africa.
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