The madness to be on a rally to achieve circumnavigation for the sake of ” I have done it ” are over.
The essence of cruising is to navigate at your own pace and minimise the risk of being at sea a nd to disregard the pressure put by people with a time frame.
Being for four weeks trying to get an engine fixed in Sri Lanka has given me the time to understand the elements ahead, and although piracy always play a small part of this cruise it has now become a major issue.
Where the risk of piracy was once concentrated between Oman and the Aden Strait now has extended to mos of the Arabian sea and close to the Maldives.
There for It is easier to explore for a year in Thailand and Malaysia that in a cave in Somalia at best.
It is a disappointment for me but a good choice at the end. Once the Port engine is fixed I will be turning back for Thailand and see more of surrounding countries.