18:46.43N 037:39.49E Long Island, Shubuk Channel, Sudan, Tuesday 21 April PM
It's been a good day's sail from one uninhabited island to another along the
Sudanese coast. The anchorage this evening was just a short snorkel to a
very colourful coral reef and some pretty reef fish. There were sea eagles
nesting in the dunes and unfortunately a startling number of plastic bottles
washed up on the otherwise deserted beach.
Today's fishing included about a dozen big grumpy barracuda which were all
thrown back. Steve also caught half a tuna, the other half being bitten
cleanly off by something very very big while being landed. The last fish
caught was another good sized Spanish mackerel which was just barbecued for
The generator died last night. Power to the people.