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We arrived at the entrance to the Suez Canal at 1 am this morning but had to wait for a convoy of 35 ships to complete the southern transit of the canal. Due to dredging of the canal, traffic is only transitting one way at a time. We were joined by an aircraft carrier and cruisers from the U.S. Navy returning from duty in the Mediterranean. They took precedence over everyone else waiting to travel the canal. We spent most of the day watching ...
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After our return form New Zealand our lives took a bit of an unexpected turn and forced us to stay in England for longer than planned. As a result, we delayed our return to White Rose and then went to help friends, John and Vanessa to move their boat from Hurghada, up through the Red Sea with the intention of getting it back into the Mediterranean.
At present we are still ...
... 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 ...
... br> It took about five and a half hours to traverse the main canal and the whole time there was a military helicopter flying backwards and forwards monitoring/protecting the line of ships as we moved through. It was certainly a reminder of the huge political and financial importance of the Suez Canal.
By lunch time we were in the Mediterranean Sea and I think everyone breathed a collective sigh of ...
... days if I name dropped everyone!); not to mention some of the incredible crew I’ve made friends with on here, Shane, Penny & the rest of the Headliners, Kirsty, Liz, Amy, Kash, Neil, Alex and the other Ents, and literally like a hundred other various people around the ship. I can’t imagine my time on here without all of them providing such great entertainment, support and good company over the trip. I’m truly going to miss walking around the decks and ...