Transition

The change from Tropics to Europe becomes even more obvious as we pass day 7 about half way through the Red Sea. We’re leaving the monsoon dominated weather system of the Indian Ocean which delivered some great days of fast sailing and enter the prevailing North winds of the Med. This means headwind, going in endless zig-zags, slow progress, spilled cafe and potentially a delay on our arrival in Egypt. Everyday our eyes are focused on the weather forecast to find the most suitable course strategy.

On the bright side, life aboard is relaxed as always even if the low cooking gas supplies force us to cut down out on our usual backing and cooking orgies. Instead we break records in speed cooking to save gas. Chloe’s provisioning skills made sure that we have veg and fruit in sheer abundance and my input helped that our cookie and chocolate stocks still look quite respectable, too. All about the balance!

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