Category Archives: Indian Ocean Logs

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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The Andaman Islands (India)

On the first leg of our journey across the Indian Ocean, we made landfall at Port Blair in the remote Indian outpost of the Andaman Islands at 0730 on the 17th of January. Port Control granted us permission to enter … Continue reading

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What tactics are you planning to use for transiting “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 … Continue reading

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Passage Logs, Andaman Islands to Maldives

31 January We departed Port Blair in the Andaman Islands this morning at about 1015 hours and sailing in 15-20 knot trade winds towards the Maldives. Sailing conditions are very nice and comfortable and we’re hoping that conditions hold for … Continue reading

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Passage Logs: Andaman Islands to Maldives

January 31, 2007 We departed Port Blair in the Andaman Islands this morning at about 1015 hours and are sailing in 15-20 knot trade winds towards the Maldives. Sailing conditions are very nice and comfortable and we’re hoping that … Continue reading

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The Andaman Islands (India)

Anchored at Henry Lawrence Island (Photo courtesy of Thane Roberts) On the first leg of our journey across the Indian Ocean, we made landfall at Port Blair in the remote Indian outpost of the Andaman Islands at 0730 on … Continue reading

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Phuket to the Andaman Islands (India)

  We had a relaxing Sunday evening on a mooring at Ko Miang, chatting till we faded away after the barbecue dinner. The water below “Moonshadow” was crystal clear and we could see the giant mooring we were tied to … Continue reading

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Back in Malaysia

We hope you are enjoying your holiday season and just wanted to bring everyone up to date on where we are and what we’re up to. Also, we hope to hear from some of you with whom we’ve lost contact. … Continue reading

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