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... 2 pics from previous entry....plus I think I gave an update re ship news = GI / Norovirus precautions now lifted...finally getting back to normal. Still got the barbed wire / night patrol out for pirates .. and the captain is revving up the speed when we pass the narrow channel at Yemen - to get us through this I settled area as quickly as possible!!Latest swag = solar charger for mobile devices and more recently - a Tiffany jewel case (wasted on me as most of you know!!!).
... a coral base and lots of angular rocks on the shore, requiring permanent footwear. After a very quick dip, we had to settle for the hotel pool for a refreshing swim after 37C temperatures. The following day we made our way North to the Dead Sea.This time we took the Rift Valley Highway and accompanied the shores of the Dead Sea from South to North. It is a striking scenery, harsh but beautiful. The soil was essentially ...
... have been 0640). We had time for a long session in the gym and then a leisurely breakfast. At about 1000 we left the ship and took the shuttle bus, a ten minute journey to the centre of Aqaba. As soon as we arrived we were approached repeatedly by locals who wanted us to ride on their camels or in their taxis. Eventually we succumbed to a particularly friendly Jordanian who spoke good English and offered as a tour of the city ...
... will be said about that tomorrow. As for today, it seems we are going very slowly, the channel is quite narrow, and for the first time we are seeing offshore oil platforms, but none are so close that we can photograph them.
A quiet afternoon is spent reading, relaxing and drinking tea. However there was drama to come. During the course go the voyage we have become accustomed to the regular fire ...
... doesn't know the way back to camp (T gets a bit chatty when she is concerned about plummeting to her death).
Chrissy (from the ground): I have an excellent sense of direction.
Me: Which way is camp?
Guide: That way is Saudi Arabia.
Yeah, if it's all the same to you, I think I'll just shimmy down on my behind. Thanks though.
So that ends our time in the Wadi Rum desert. It was, as ...