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... decided it needed to move out of the way.
Around Lake Timsah and the city of Ismailia, we sailed past the Jabal Mary Am War Memorial. The memorial is for people who died defending the canal in World War 1. Just outside the city there is a war grave site that is maintained by the various countries represented (Australia, New Zealand, Britain). The memorial is deceptive as from one angle it looks to be a single obelisk, however as you go past it becomes ...
After a few relaxing days at sea, sailing through the Arabian Sea and then the Red Sea, we now enter the Suez Canal. We managed to cross these sea's without encountering any "pirates"!! The ship anchored over night in the Gulf of Suez, then entered the Suez Canal at Suez in a convoy of 29 ships sailing north, ours being the second one. the average costs for ships to sail through the suez is $250,000. We passed 19 ships anchored in the Great Bitter lake waiting to go south We had a ...
... the starboard side there was a matching power station, and here you could see the pylons and power cables going off into the distance quite clearly, as that was all there was, other than sand. Lots of sand.
We stand and look starboard side, and we look down admiring the work that went in to building this engineering marvel when, to our absolute delight, we see half a dozen dolphins or so swimming alongside the ship toward the Red Sea. That more than ...
... to be in danger or risk of hijack. I went out on the balcony and immediately saw an Egyptian gun ship pass within 50 metres of the Lirica’s starboard side. I turned my attention in the direction of the noise. Ohhh! Pilots!! It was the pilots coming along side.
We took our position in the convoy. The Suez Canal is a man-made navigable canal in Egypt that runs between Suez on the Red Sea and Port Said in the Mediterranean. Every day there are 3 convoys ...
... deck 12 is a small area provided for nude sun bathers. We noted the special tie offs every 175 meters of so in case of a desert
dust storm. There was Egyptian canal workers on boat that would have provided services if we ended up in a sand storm. Only one way traffic with desert everywhere. Even when the canal widened a bit, you could still see both shores.