March 25, 2007
We’ve yet to see any dodgy characters out here, nor any of the 15 to 20 knots of wind forecast for the Gulf of Aden. So far it’s been 5-8 knots of breeze from well behind the beam, and we’ve been motor sailing since we departed Salalah. The good news is that we’ve [...]
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, rugged mountains, 15th century ruins and saw more camels than one could imagine. [...]
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 us and making it a safe, enjoyable and memorable passage.
Approaching from seaward, the other end of [...]
March 12, 2007
Our month in the beautiful Maldives Islands has absolutely flown by. It seems like we just made landfall a few days ago, and now Male has dropped below the horizon in our wake. It’s been a very relaxing and pleasant break to our journey across the Indian Ocean from Asia to the Middle [...]