Hier ist noch einmal ein taufrischer Erfahrungsbericht - wir haben mittlerweile 5 oder 6 Boote, die dabei sind oder sich drauf vorbereiten, von Süd(ost)asien nach Port Sudan zu gehen.
Hey there, we did the gulf of Aden few days ago and here is what we post on Facebook: Arrived in Sudan! 24 days, our last ocean crossing. We had it all in the Far East: no wind, gentle breeze, and a gale. ... MSCHOA and UKMTO made us feel safe in pirate alley, off Somalia and Yemen, with daily Japanese navy flyovers and regular radio- and phone calls. With the amount of coalition warships around, any pirate would be insane to try anything. On to Bab el Mandeb; gateway to the Red Sea where we found a dessert haze, in between Djibouti and Yemen, with screaming winds, flying along with only the storm jib. Up up, north off the coast of Saudi Arabia, until last night we turned westbound, making landfall in Sawakin, an old slavers town in decay, where the men in chains used to be shipped from to the Ottoman empire. We were superbly received by Mohammed, the best agent we ever had, who refueled and checked us in within hours. In the town, the people are modest, kind and surprised to see visitors. The Mediterranean is only 800 Miles away now, though it is an upwind beat. Monday we set sail...