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Egypt: The Red Sea & Gulf of Suez

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Typical view of the Egyptian coastline through the Red Sea haze. Typical view of the stern of Heartsong III after its daily coating of sand. The Sinai, from the Gulf of Suez.
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Coast near El Qseir. At Abu Tig Marina near Hurghada, we enjoyed the company of Egyptians on boats near ours -- particularly Mohammed and Amr.

Sightseeing Ancient Egypt

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On our Nile cruise, we got to meet one of the original workmen in the discovery of King Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
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Our excellent Egyptologist, Hesham, made sure we saw the highlights of every location.
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One of the many colorful murals on a tomb wall in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor. You can get anything you want at . . .  Huge statue of Ramses the Great at Memphis.
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After shopping in many suqs, we dress up in our purchases for a celebration of Egyptian civilization with good friends Janet and James of Nighthawk.
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The Suez Canal

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After tortuous negotiations with our agent in Port Suez, and after waiting for several military convoys to pass through, we finally embark on Day One of the Suez Canal transit.
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Halfway through the Canal we stopped (as yachts must) in Ismailia, where we joined local residents to shop at the local bakery and market.  
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At the Ismailia Yacht Club, yachts eagerly await the start of Day Two of the Canal transit, which for us brought calm weather and a good pilot.  The Suez Canal looks exactly like that scene in Laurence of Arabia where he comes upon it after crossing the Sinai Desert.


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