At Sea en-route to Safaga, Egypt

Sailing the Gulf of Aden aboard Silversea’s Silver Wind. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Position as of 24:00 L: 12° 58’22” N, 48° 14’13” E

Speed: 18 knots

Wind: 13 km/h / Seas: 1 metre

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind is zipping along the Gulf of Aden at the relatively fast speed of 18 knots. It’s nearly top speed for our sleek 514-foot long ship, which has spent the better part of the day passing the slower-moving tankers and container ships that make up the bulk of traffic in the southbound shipping lanes here.

It's always a good morning when you're at sea...Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

It’s always a good morning when you’re at sea…Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

...attending a wine tasting. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

…attending a wine tasting. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

In fact, the more I talk to my fellow guests onboard, the more I’ve come to a singular conclusion: rather than being frightened of this itinerary, they’ve all come here expressly for this sailing from Oman to Gree

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