Taba to Dahab 12 june
We started out about 6:45 to sail the 60 nautical miles to Dahab. We had a good sail with the wind behind us and at times doing 9 knots! Dahab does not have a marina but we were going to anchor close to shore and take the dingy in for dinner! Lars has the Red Sea Pilot Guide and it said this was possible and indicated anchorages.
As we entered the small harbour a guy comes rushing out in a little boat and says NO we can't anchor but should go to the large metal buoy and tie up to that! The next minute the police come out and demand the passports.
It is blowing about 25 knots and they take the passports and at the same time try to stop their boat bashing into Jennifer. While he looks at one he just put the other 2 on the seat! We could all see the passports flying off into the sea! Lars told them to hold them!
He looked at my passport upside down then asked my name. I say Margaret...like the same that is written in the passport!
After looking at the passports and the valid visas they left but they would not allow us to anchor closer to the shore so the night was spent on board. There was too much wind to take the dingy from where we were.
From a distance Dahab looked good. There were a lot of sail boarders and some kite surfers. Good strong wind and beautiful pale blue water with some coral reefs.