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Travel Blogs from Suez
... since they cancelled our port calls there. But it feels like we are in Egypt - and I guess technically we are...we pass very close to those cities on the west en route. On the east lies the Sinai Peninsula - sort of 'no mans land'??...just a buffer zone for Israel??
There was a broadcasted commentary as we approached and started into the harbour entranceway lane....but the speakers ...
... get to our next port of Naples on time. He said he thought we would be near the beginning at of the convoy which would begin at about 5:00 PM – which would give us about an hour of daylight again. Later he told us that we would be number 16 of 30 ships in the convoy which meant we would start the transit at 7:40 PM – unfortunately in full darkness. As it turned out, the transit did not begin until close to 9:00 PM. We could see ...
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Enjoyed a good breakfast in the Britannia Restaurant – see photo.
Spent another relaxing day lounging around the pool. Enjoying the 26C and sunny sky while the Captain takes us along at an average of 22 knots.
Listened to our resident steel band Vibz at lunchtime before heading down for a ...
... transit. It takes 10 to 12 hours to pass though the canal. However, when the captain announced the time for the convoy as it was assigned by the Suez Canal Authority, we found out that we would be waiting at anchor all day and our convoy would begin at 5:00 PM on just 16 minutes before sunset. Most of the transit would be in complete darkness. We decided to watch what little we would be able to see from the front deck of the ship, which they opened especially for ...
... by the Captain at 08:00 that we had still not been given our transit slot so were still at anchor.
As the weather is now considerably warmer we decided to spend a day in the sun on deck.12:00 – informed by the Captain that still no ETA on the Suez transit.
16:00 – bumped in to the Deputy Captain who confirmed that they still had not been given a slot. ...