21 Aug - 22 Aug 2007 Ras Gurmal

Southern Red Sea
East Africa
State of Eritrea
East of Ras Gurmal
Ras Gurmal
SY "Kamu II" at anchor, at 9 m depth, on sand.

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Anchoring off the African coast, enjoying the loneliness and tranquility of this open roadstead, our last anchorage in the Red Sea, and gearing up for the upcoming ride through the infamous Bab el-Mandeb, meaning Gate of Sorrows.

Setting up a reliable three-on/three-off watch system which would allow us to effectively operate our SY "Kamu II" 24 hours a day for the duration of longer sea passages in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea:
  • Dog Watch (Matt): 06:00 - 21:00,
  • First Watch (Konni): 21:00 - 00:00,
  • Middle Watch (Matt): 00:00 - 03:00,
  • Morning Watch (Konni): 03:00 - 06:00,
  • Forenoon Watch (Matt): 06:00 - 09:00.

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