16:02.17N 039:27.27E Sheikh el Abu Island, Eritrea Friday 17 April
Why is Easter this weekend in Eritrea and a week later than everywhere else?
Answers on a postcard please...
This morning Steve and I and Vicki (Sarenity) went shopping for supplies in
the sprawling Massawa Friday market. It was a very Third World experience
with acres of trussed up sheep, goats and chickens, and sorry little piles
of fruits and vegetables littered about in the dust.
After clearing out of Massawa (only two packs of Marlboro extorted, a
bargain), we headed north with 17-18 knots of wind on the nose and have
reached the shelter of Sheikh el Abu Island for the night.
We caught another 16lb Spanish mackerel this afternoon and for sundowners
had sashimi with wasabi and zibib, a kind of Eritrean ouzo. Well, I did.
Steve's not keen on ouzo. Spanish mackerel is a really tasty white fish with
big teeth and nothing like the little brown oily things you get in British
waters. In case you were wondering.
Happy Birthday Tom