Pea soup with croutons

Just enough wind now to sail, so we’ve put everything up. Making 5.5 to 6 knots in 8 to 10 knots on the beam. Took the opportunity to check engine raw water cooling inlet strainer. Almost completely clogged with organic matter from the green pea soup we’ve had for most of the Red Sea so far.

Position 14° 00.995′ N 42° 16.826′ E
COG 311T
SOG 5.4kt

Lat 14.016583: Lon 42.280433

A swim in the Red Sea

Picked up a black plastic rubbish bag on the propeller. Tried to shake it off by going astern but just succeeded in shaking the rubbish out. So a quick snorkel in the green pea soup of organic material that is responsible for the brilliant blue bioluminescence at night.

Position 13° 57.558′ N 42° 19.945′ E
COG 319T
SOG 4.6kt

Lat 13.959300: Lon 42.332417