24:09.66N 035:41.91E, Fury Shoal, Egypt Monday 11th May PM
It's now been over a week since we dropped anchor on this reef and we are
getting stir crazy. A short lull in the wind this morning allowed 'Silver
Heels' to join us here from the place they had to run into when the gale
started but it was not enough to allow any of us to make any progress north.
We are now well out of fresh food and are working our way through the canned
stuff. Much of these cans are only in the locker as they are the unwanted
residue from dozens of voyages. We have had some gastronomic successes
though. A long lost can of Spam contributed to an almost Full English
breakfast one day. Spam has been an illegal substance in the previous nine
countries visited (and should really be illegal everywhere) so I don't know
where it came from but it was startlingly good when fried crispy.
It was safe enough today to launch the dinghy. We motored across the lagoon
and a big pod of dolphins came to investigate, as they are presumably
contracted to do as this place is called Dolphin Reef. Three of them stayed
to play and we swam around with them for a bit. A first for me. No pictures
though as this crew didn't bring any kit for underwater photography.