03 Jul - 05 Jul 2007 Abu Fendera

Northern Red Sea
Sinai Peninsula
Shab Abu Fendera
SY "Kamu II" at anchor, right behind the reef, at 17 m depth, on sand and coral.

Click below for an interactive satellite view of our safe reef anchorage:
N 22° 53.82' E 036° 17.67'

Logging the sailed distance of about 90 nm in 28 hours between our previous anchorage at Dolphin Reef and Shab Abu Fendera, entering the tropics at the Tropic of Cancer aka the Northern Tropic with a full moon (the most northerly circle of latitude on the earth at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its culmination: N 23° 27’ E 036° 13’) and passing the wet grave of SY “Solution” which had been owned by our close Israeli friends Ralph and Uzy before she went down and provided Uzy with the chance of a lifetime to spend 20 lonely hours afloat in a life raft before he was spotted and rescued by the British skipper of a Saudi-Arabian flagged super tanker.

DM Konni: Donning my scuba gear, checking if our anchor is properly digged in and playing with a couple of smiling common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) which frolic around the bow of our SY "Kamu II".

Spectating at big schools of flying fish aka exocoetidae, which explode from the surface of the sea in a ripple of silver (reminding us of chaff dispersing in the wind) and make powerful self-propelled leaps into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water's surface in order to evade predators. 

Being invited over for dinner by a bunch of friendly Slovenian scuba-dive tourists from the Egyptian dive boat MV “Vita” which anchors nearby.

DM Konni: Teaming up with the experienced Slovenian divers for an early morning dive and stumbling off Shab Abu Fendera upon the most beautiful coral reef of the Red Sea, so far.

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