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... and Vanessa’ boat and are in Suez waiting for permission to pass through the Suez Canal before going on to Cyprus. From there we will take a short flight to rejoin our own boat in Sicily.
The weather has been pretty hot and yesterday in Suez we recorded temperatures of over 40 degrees celsius! Phew …..
Our plans, once we reach our boat, White Rose are uncertain but having done enough ...
... were within the canal proper with sand banks.
On re-reading the above sounds excessively negative. It wasn't that bad really. I think though that anticipation can over-influence events. Let's just say we need not consider that restaurant a future contender. But, as much as we enjoyed Lido Alternative the other night, Mark met a lady who dined at the same evening as us and had nothing nice to say. So there you ...
... east avoiding the circumnavigation of the African continent along the Atlantic Ocean and through the Cape of Good Hope, as was until then. When built the canal was 164 kms long, 53 metres wide and 8 metres deep. After enlargements in 2010, it is now 193kms long, 205/255 metres wide and 24 metres deep, allowing the passage of great modern ships and also super oil tankers with a draught of up to 20 metres. The transit of the ships ...
... old school social technique and it helps the fact dinner costs bugger all on board too – a running joke for months has been offering others to go on “an all expenses paid dinner at the Belvedere” (the belv is basically a giant buffet cart) – “no no, tonight’s on me, I insist” (NB: if that makes absolutely no sense to anyone, food on board is part of the cruise price, it’s all essentially free).
Anyway, lets talk ...
... parade of tankers, container ships ferries and bulk carriers in a slow, single file parade through the canal. The crew opened the bow access doors and we were permitted to go out there to get a good look at the canal. It is straight, desert on one side, civilization on the other. We waited all day for this?
This being Good Friday, we attended a service in the afternoon but to cover all the bases as we head for Israel, we attended a Seder ...