Almost three years ago I wrote a two part blog on Cruising the Red Sea. Since then there has been a sharp increase in piracy and political upheaval throughout the region. While
much of our advice still remains pertinent, a few things have changed. So I am writing this blog as an update with some important changes for any remaining sailors intending to sail the Red Sea. Read about piracy, political upheavals in the area and their effects on cruising the Red Sea.
It has been thirty years since my last visit to Greece. It's not that I haven't had opportunities to visit since then, but more that I've been reluctant to destroy my happy memories. For along with everything else, Greece is where I met Manny....
Read about passages to Greece, Egypt and through the Suez Canal
Just think in a matter of a couple of hundred sea miles one can tie up at a different marina and explore the Egyptian pyramids, spend Christmas in Jerusalem and visit the Dead Sea in Israel or the wander through the spectacular ruins at Petra in Jordan....
Read more about exploring the northern reaches of the Red Sea
October also is a month for passage making on the Red Sea. Some yachts that have spent the summer months in the Mediterranean now head towards the warmer winter climate and cheaper marinas of Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Others begin a slow ....
Read more for links and information on Cruising the Red Sea
One day in March spring arrived in Eilat. Later that night, I lay in my berth caked in dust and wondering if it was actually possible to feel your body dehydrating. Breathing was uncomfortable....
Read about the sand storms of the Middle East
Living aboard a boat is certainly an odd lifestyle. Just about everybody we know wonders when we are going to get over it and move into a house. Often people ask me "Are you STILL living on that boat?" If it is difficult.....
Read about liveaboard sailors in Eilat, Israel....
Sailing in the Winds of Peace