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... monastery I found a nice quiet, cool, shaded seat on a rock ledge and without shame promptly fell asleep sitting up.
The monastery, in addition to a very ancient icon of Jesus, also has what they claim to be the original burning bush, whose roots go under the church building itself. I cannot vouch for this being the original sneh bo’eir ba’eish, the bush enflamed with fire, but I can tell you that it was clearly not consumed.
Well I'm back in dahab. I've had a nice welcome back. A great meal with Matt and will, a good sleep, and then an early morning get up to boat dive to Gabr-El-Bint. The day was a good one. Nice sun, though a bit windy, and mostly calm water. The diving was also good, seeing the head of a giant moray! I've only ever seen the body as it slithered through coral. Will told me they ...
... the gopro. We watched free divers disappear into the darkness, guided by ropes and unassisted by breathing apparatus of any description. There were markers and memorials on the rocks remembering people who had died doing this form of diving. Some Russian divers tried to hurt some local divers who tried to stop them stealing coral. The police were called and the Russians were removed from the area. All very exciting but not detracting from the awesomeness ...
... day in Dahab I decide to go snorkelling and take a taxi to the Blue Hole where there are a lot of other tourists swimming around looking at the reefs and the various fish. Their flippers constantly hit the reef but they don't notice because they are terrible people. The fish are brilliantly coloured and far more numerous than I could have expected, but being stalked by (unidentified) fish with razor sharp teeth sends me back to shore. Till next time.
Its not commercial, over run, too busy its just the right number of people and room for all.
Rooms at Sheikh Salem House
The rooms are clean and they do a great job at cleaning the room. It is probably time to change the mattress as those with back problems will not have a restful sleep.
When I last stayed there there were cups, spoons in the rooms but they aren't there. I asked for one with no problem of course. ...