Anchored off Delesen Island, Howakil Bay, Eritrea

It’s pretty good, still about 15kt of SE breeze, but not toot rolly. Picked up some really tenacious seaweed on the way into the anchorage. Wound itself tightly into the gap between the prop, and the saildrive anode. The most difficult clearing of the prop in 10,000 miles! Having to dive on the prop two days in a row is just not how it’s meant to be, and water still like pea soup too.

Position 15° 05.495′ N 40° 19.292′ E
COG 180T
SOG 0.4kt

Lat 15.091583: Lon 40.321533

Goosewinged for Howakil Island

Very light south-easterly. Wind instrument says we have 1 to 4 knots apparent wind. Poled out the├┐#2├┐genoa and floating along at 4 to 5 knots on a flat sea. It’s pretty relaxing. We’ve decided to anchor at Howakil Island tonight, and Port Smythe tomorrow night. Leaves us about 4 hours sailing today, about 5 tomorrow and another 5 on Tuesday morning.

Position 15° 07.974′ N 40° 43.150′ E
COG 299T
SOG 4.9kt

Lat 15.132900: Lon 40.719167

DAY 3: Red Sea near 3 Fathom Bank

Motored most of yesterday except for about 6 hours in the afternoon. Made 159 miles for the 24 hours, courtesy of north setting current. Pea soup seems to have abated and we have beautiful deep blue water. Wind now easterly at 10 knots, will put more sail up soon.

Position 14° 52.492′ N 41° 06.455′ E
COG 301T
SOG 6.3kt
Log 1,195 nm
Engine 260.1 h

Lat 14.874867: Lon 41.107583