25 Aug - 26 Aug 2007 Ras Imram

Indian Ocean
Gulf of Aden
Republic of Yemen
Bandar Imran near Ras Imran
Jazirat Aziz
SY "Kamu II" at anchor, northwest of Jazirat Aziz, in the crescent of the old crater, 100 m northeast of a semi-submerged wreck, at 4 m depth, on sand and mud (good holding).

Click below for an interactive satellite view of our anchorage:
N 12° 44.38' E 044° 42.63'

Saying our goodbyes to the Red Sea, running downwind through its narrow exit, the infamous Bab el-Mandeb, meaning Gate of Sorrows, butterflying with 10 knots over ground before a 35-knot strong true wind, carried and pushed by a powerful southeast setting sea current as if we were sailing on a conveyor belt of following seas, and noticing, much to our surprise, the unexpected and big difference of 18 degrees centigrade between the water temperatures in the southern Red Sea and in the western Gulf of Aden: 37°C vs. 19°C within just a few nautical miles - wow!

Entering for the first time the Gulf of Aden, a gulf located in the Arabian Sea between Yemen, on the south coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and Somalia in the Horn of Africa, one of the playgrounds of the Somali pirates and known by the nickname Pirate Alley due to the large amount of pirate activity in the area, meeting heavy shipping traffic, thick sea fog and dark skies, but luckily no pirates at all.

"We have them just where they want us..."

Click below for more blog posts about firearms
01 Jan - 22 Jan 2013 Bangkok: HK33
25 Mar - 26 Mar 2011 Rangat: 1A1
26 Aug - 11 Sep 2007 Aden: PPSh41
08 Aug - 10 Aug 2007 Difnein Island: AK-47
01 Jan - 25 Aug 2006 Ashkelon: M4

Click below here for a summary of this year's travels
2007 Map Konni & Matt

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