ARRIVAL: Dolphin Reef, Egypt

Anchored in 11m over sand. Put out 70m of chain. It is still blowing 20-25 knots from the NNE but it is very flat here in the lagoon. We will probably stay here a day or two and go snorkelling. We went for a drink on Arial1, a Morgan 60 with three Aussies and a South African on board. Laughed till our sides hurt!

Position 24° 09.474′ N 35° 42.446′ E
COG 061T
SOG 0.0kt
Log 11,051 nm
Engine 360.3 h

Lat 24.157900: Lon 35.707433

DAY 2, 24 Hour Log, 11,000 miles since Sydney

Made 147nm for the 24 hours, not bad given we were thrashing ourselves into wind, sea and current. Winds dropped to below 10 knots at midnight and went dead on the nose. We are still motoring under triple-reefed main. We are heading for Dolphin reef, 45nm to go. Should be there by 4pm. At our current rate of progress we’ve done about 1,000nm per month since leaving Sydney on 28 April last year!

Position 23° 32.897′ N 36° 28.757′ E
COG 327T
SOG 6.2kt
Log 11,001 nm
Engine 353.1 h

Lat 23.548283: Lon 36.479283