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Ocean Rival Journey Log
Adam Power Diana Power
Sun 12 Feb 2023 04:42
Nice steady motion overnight with good speed. The wind eased in the evening and the waves calmed enough for the exhilarating 9kn surfing to abate.
Now with just a few hours to go to Djibuti we have 6kn speed with 6-7kn from the east on the wind indicator. A few small fishing boats appearing away to the south but no ships although we were quite close to the traffic lane as it turns out of the red sea.
Wondering what we will find in Djibuti. There is a photo in the world cruising guide showing a smart looking marina with 2 long pontoons and a few yachts moored bow to with stern anchor. That was 20 or so years ago so we shall soon see if it is still there.
The country was under French control until 1977 so hoping for Croissant and good coffee.