Terry & Fiona
Sun 28 Feb 2010 05:06
4 hour stop at Dumeira Island on west side of the Bab el Mandeb for sleep. woken by the military moving us on out of the anchorge. on closer inspection the area is covered with military tents, hardware and personnel; this is the border with Djibouti and Yemen across the Bab.
ironically the most feared place for weather on this trip is flat calm as we motor across the Bab and its shipping lanes. the wind picks up a little as we go between the Yemen mainland and Perim island to enable us to sail out of the Red Sea with a favourable current doing 9kts speed over the ground!