15 00N 41 47E

Dany II to the Philippines
John Ridsdel
Fri 14 Aug 2009 10:35
15 00N 41 47E
Aug. 14, 2009
Dany II
...today D2 is zooming along making tracks toward the end of the funnel...things are getting a bit more interesting with shipping traffic & local fishing boats near by...so far we've seen 5 ships, & 6 fishing boats...the fishing boats are curious & come over to have a look at us, but becaus we're doing 7+ knts. now, the don't follow for long...we just wish they would be more like the Thai & Malay fishing boats, who totally ignore us!...fishing has improved this morning too, with 2 bonito, one of which we released...no need to get greedy, & were still hopeing for a wahoo or mahi mahi...once again, the air, sea & body temps are all the same...ugh!...& it's difficult  to get motivated to do anything besides stay in the shade & read...once we get out of the Red Sea, the water temp. is supposed to drop a few degees, so, hopefully that will help to cool things down a bit...it's probably a good thing we don't have a thermometer on board, it would probably make us feel even worse!....so far D2 is behaving herself & everything is working well with the occasional hiccup of the autopilot...right now, we're keeping the computer turned off most of the time because it's getting so hot, even with the fan blasting right on it...we should have brought our computer cooling pad, but for some reason didn't :(  ...today, we're sailing down the coast of Eritrea, than as we get further south, we'll cross the shipping lanes to the coast of Yamen...we're getting anxious to get around the corner & head for Aden next...cheers!..D2 & crew