Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Red Sea: Sudan

14 April We had read that sometimes there can be very active patrols on both sides of the Eritrea/Sudan border, but all was quiet for us and it was a mostly uneventful overnight passage to Khor Nawarat. The only … Continue reading

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Are you using Skype and Wifi to stay in touch?

The technology available to the cruiser these days is continuing to make it easier to keep in touch with family and friends, to keep abreast of information on what lies ahead, and to share information with those who plan … Continue reading

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The Red Sea: Yemen and Eritrea

29 March We lifted the anchor at about 0600 in the morning from the anchorage off the small fishing village of Ra’s Al ‘Arah. The sky was overcast and there was an eerie layer of haze on the water. … Continue reading

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Salalah, Oman to Eritrea (Pirate Alley)

We’ve just spent a most delightful week in and around Salalah, Oman and are on the move again. Salalah has been a wonderful introduction to the Middle East-beautiful sights, friendly and helpful people, and excellent food. We explored ancient tombs, … Continue reading

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Salalah Stopover

We arrived at the port of Mina Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman on the morning of 19 March after an easy and uneventful eight day passage from the Maldives. Big thanks to our crew Kurt and Tim for joining … Continue reading

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A Month in the Maldives

The Maldives is a country made up of 26 coral atolls strung across the Indian Ocean to the southwest of India in a row extending north and south for about 450 nautical miles. Most of the reefs in the atolls … Continue reading

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How do you avoid drift nets?

Sailing across the Indian Ocean was the first time we’d come across large drift net fishing. I suppose that the best way to deal with them is to give them a wide berth, assuming you know where they are … Continue reading

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