1 sn Cyprus is a large island in the Mediterranean off the south coast of Asia Minor.
2 sn The expression left it behind on our port side here means “sailed past to the south of it” since the ship was sailing east.
4 sn Tyre was a city and seaport on the coast of Phoenicia. From Patara to Tyre was about 400 mi (640 km). It required a large cargo ship over 100 ft (30 m) long, and was a four to five day voyage.