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 interesting situation was a fishing boat adrift that we passed in the morning as we approached Khor [...]
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 or would like to be out here.
While we’ve not really used Skype much, we think that [...]
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. The morning breeze was just a couple of knots so we motorsailed west along the south coast [...]
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 located.
The yachties ahead of us reported known positions of drift nets on the daily cruiser’s net, [...]