Uneventful night, light southerly winds and a little rolly. By all accounts we’ve had a pretty easy passage in the Gulf of Suez so far, motoring all night with light winds from the south. The sea is a little lumpy and it is a bit rolly at this angle. The shipping and multitude of (lit) oil platforms did not present any difficulty, as long as one stayed awake! We’ve now put full sail up and poled out the headsail on the weather side. That’s added about half a knot to our speed, maybe a knot in the gusts.
Position 28° 45.158′ N 33° 00.065′ E