Other than the Gulf of Aden, we actually enjoyed the Red Sea--eritrea and Sudan-- and you can safely park the boat in Hurgada marina and see Egypt
by land. IF you can safely convoy thrugh the Gulf of Aden, its a fascinating trip.
If you go the other way, it can get windy around Madagascar
, and you will not want to be out south of Durban when the SW wind
blows against the current
, but the weather
is doable if you take your time and get good forecasts. The long trip up from the Cape to the Caribbean
is a milk run, but if you want to get to Europe
, you will have to do some work to weather.
We went up the Red Sea because the admiral had already gone the other way once, but if I was going to do it again, I'd go round the Cape just to see more of the world.