If War prevails. Navigating Challenges: Finding New Horizons – Plan B

Greetings, fellow adventurers! Today, I want to share with you a unique chapter in my maritime journey—a tale of resilience and adaptation amidst the ever-changing dynamics of the Middle East.

As I keep a close watch on the developments of the conflict in this region, particularly the challenges posed by Houthi attacks near Yemen, I find myself confronted with obstacles that demand creativity and courage. Many cargo and passenger ships, faced with similar hurdles, are choosing to reroute around Africa to ensure safety.

For a small boat like mine, this means adopting a low-profile approach, going incognito to avoid drawing attention in potentially dangerous waters. While my vessel may not carry valuable cargo, the real concern lies in safeguarding the most precious cargo of all—my own safety and well-being.

In response to these circumstances, I’ve embarked on a quest to discover new routes and possibilities suggested by a fellow adventurer Gerhard Moolman. It’s not just about having a Plan B or a Plan C; it’s about embracing the spirit of adventure and exploring uncharted waters both literally and figuratively.

One exciting alternative Gerhard mentioned that has captured my imagination involves charting a course up the legendary Nile River. Picture this: a 900-kilometer journey from the heart of Egypt, navigating the ancient waterway to the town of Qena, and then continuing overland by trailer to the Red Sea port of Safaga.

Now, I won’t deny that this route presents its own set of challenges. The Nile’s currents can be unpredictable, flowing at varying speeds of up to 4.5 knots in different stretches. Yet, it’s precisely these challenges that inspire me—a chance to embrace the unknown and experience the beauty of the world from a unique perspective.

As I await confirmation from my agent in Port Suez regarding the feasibility of this alternative passage, I remain filled with optimism. This journey isn’t just about reaching a destination; it’s about the joy of discovery, the thrill of overcoming obstacles, and the resilience of the human spirit.

I invite you to join me on this expedition of hope and possibility. Let’s celebrate the indomitable spirit of exploration and the belief that every challenge is an opportunity in disguise.

As I navigate through uncertain waters, I carry with me a sense of gratitude for the chance to share this adventure with you. Together, let’s set sail towards new horizons, guided by optimism and fueled by the boundless potential of the open sea.

Stay tuned for more updates from the voyage, and remember—no obstacle is too great when faced with unwavering optimism and a spirit of adventure. Until next time. Keep following for Plan: C Coming soon…

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