The sailing Adventures of Spalax 2

This blog is about the adventures and misadventures of the sailing vessel Spalax 2, its captain and crew, as they make their way from Fiji to Australia, across the Indian Ocean to Africa, up the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and back to Slovenia.

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Captain Marjan

Spalax 2 Global Circumnavigation in 2022

Leg 13 – Port Said, Egypt, to Corfu, Greece

  • Departure date: April 17
  • Distance: 810 nm
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Heading: 300 degrees

Having negotiated the Egyptian bureaucratic maze and transited the Canal, Captain Marjan will be itching to splash it across the Med and conclude the voyage in his native Slovenia.

Port Said on the Mediterranean side of the Canal

Not so fast. Spalax 2 will want to stop over on the island of Corfu to buckle the girdle of the global circumnavigation that began there back in 2009 with Spalax, Captain Marjan’s first boat.

Corfu, Greece

Spalax 2 Global Circumnavigation in 2022

Leg 10 – Uligamu, Maldives, to Djibouti

  • Departure date: February 25
  • Distance: 1550 nm
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Heading: 290 degrees
The other Captain

Perhaps the most challenging stretch of the circumnavigation. The trick is to give the Horn of Africa a seriously wide berth to avoid any Somalian entanglements of the Jack Sparrow kind and hug the Yemeni coast before entering the Gulf of Anden and making a mad dash for the safety of the former French colony of Djibouti.

Gaudi-esque landscape of Djibouti
Djibouti seascape

Spalax 2 Global Circumnavigation in 2022

Leg 9 – Galle, Sri Lanka, to Uligamu, Maldives

  • Departure date: February 15
  • Distance: 445 nm
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Heading: 280 degrees

Spalax 2 will say goodbye to the land of enjoyable encounters and point her bows in the direction of the world-class scuba diving destination that is the Republic of Maldives.

Beneath the waves in the Maldives
Shoaling of juvenile snappers
Apres-dive scene in the Maldives