Milestone: Bab El Mandeb

All of 9,950nm since leaving Sydney we’ve now entered the Red Sea. Just to buck the trend, we don’t have strong winds and big seas. We can’t talk about surfing big waves doing 9 knots. We are motoring, it is dead calm and the sea is flat. We’re sticking to the median strip of the ship lanes (Traffic Separation Scheme) and the main challenge is to stay awake. There’s a couple of ships around, but they’re well spaced and stick to the middle of their respective lanes. It is. It very taxing?

Position 12° 33.479′ N 43° 26.262′ E
COG 310T
SOG 6.0kt

Lat 12.557983: Lon 43.437700