Ramada Ras Sudr Resort
Travel Blogs from Ras Sudr
... These canals keep the surrounding areas agriculturally viable.
At around 3pm and with the rest of the convoy following, we cleared the canal and entered the waters of the Mediterranean.
It had been a fun filled day that included ships, fishing vessels, bridges, military personnel, military installations, desert and cities.
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... far as you can see there are soldiers on their own, or in bigger groups all guarding the canal. We even saw some tanks but rest assured it was all peaceful and the soldiers were happily taking selfies of themselves with the ship in the background.
We cross from port to starboard regularly and still the story remains the same, all development is on the port side and you have a clear view of what was there before, just by looking across the canal, and ...
... Europe and eastern Asia without navigation around Africa.
When first built, the canal was 102 mi long and 26 feet deep. After several enlargements, the canal is 120.11 mi long, 79 feet ...
... 8216;Easy to open screen!’ said Reg with a look that implied, ‘Don’t you know anything!!’
We arrived at the Port of Suez around 5pm where we dropped anchor off shore to await further instructions. At around 6pm we heard a lot of commotion. Voices were detected, the sound of horns clearly audible and outboard motors suddenly revved and then just as quickly cut out. There was talk of Pirates but I thought we were a bit too far north and too ...
... realised we were going through at night.
There is a high security risk for the ship, as few weeks before there had been a piracy attack on a cargo ship, so the Egyptian Government we think, decided to get us through under the cover of darkness, and with no passengers out on deck.
A couple told us they stayed up through the night on deck, and heard gunfire in the distance in some places.
Many people woke early to find we had already transited through most of the ...