Well the final day of five days sailing around the Saudi peninsular, it's much bigger than you think when you have to go around it. Today we crossed north of the tropic so back into temperate lands, and as if by magic the weather is much windier. It's still very bright and sunny but with a strong wind so you have to choose where you sunbathe carefully in case you get hit by a flying deck chair. This morning I had my fifth consecutive bridge lesson and its all sta...
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I sit here today in my familiar position on the top deck, watching the occasional merchant vessel sail by. Those reading this will now know that we have all survived the pirate threat. All we have to worry about now is the Egyptian riots in port Said or Suez, followed by the usual Palestine Israeli conflict in and around Haifa. We are all bullish about this challenge as we sit aboard our floating hotel. Although theRed sea is not the widest we cannot see either...