Off to Massawa today, about 50 miles

Weighed anchor at 7am, a mere 15 minutes after the alarm went off. Wind had veered to the west during the early hours so we were pointing in the opposite direction to when we anchored. Anchor came up clean, and we were not surprised as it skipped a couple of times when we set it, so the bottom is probably similar to the shore – looks like a shale rock and sand. We made sail straightaway, making use of the 8-12 knot land breeze and lest we should foul the propeller again with the seaweed that’s everywhere.

Position 15° 05.070′ N 40° 19.316′ E
COG 035T
SOG 3.2kt

Lat 15.084500: Lon 40.321933