Dany II

Dany II to the Philippines
John Ridsdel
Tue 11 Aug 2009 05:57
21 00N  37 37E
Aug. 11, 2009
Dany II is sailing south in the Red Sea...wind conditions have improved here & we've been sailing at about 6knts. for the past 24hrs...we could sure use a bit of cloud cover!...something that dosn't happen very often here unfortunately...meanwhile, we're going thru liters of bottled water to stay hydrated, we're not happy about adding to the plastic water bottle problem, but right now, we don't have any choice...most of the water in Egypt was reverse osmosis water, but by the time it gets run thru their old pipes, it looks & tastes terrible...we're starting to go thru books now & we may reach the critical level by the time we reach Aden!...we just hope there are some other yachties there when we arrive, so we can do a book exchange...so far, dolphins have come to visit us everyday, & yesterday, we had a small bird hitch a ride for a couple of  hours, but other than that, we've seen no other boats at all...it feels more like we're out in the ocean, rather than just 25 mi. off the coast!...bye from Dany II