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Interesting lunch at a table of 6 solo travellers! It was like being in some sort of speed dating lunch at sea…!
Back to the lounger and the Whirlpool Spa for further rejuvenation.
Informal dinner tonight followed by a song and dance show in the Royal Court Theatre. After dinner we went for drinks with a couple from our table.
Bye for now
Sue and ...
... 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 ...
... rescue and helped to get a truce and clear the mines. This led to the canal being reopened and the resumption of trade.
Ship traffic through the canal transits in convoys (we were ship number two, with 29 in our convoy). Each day there is one northbound convoy and two southbound convoys. There are two areas where the north and southbound convoys meet – the Great Bitter Lake and Lake Timsah. Around 17,225 vessels transit the canal each year, with ...
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 ...
... watch our continued progress out of the wind. We picked up a map of the canal and after a while we went back outside.
We were now heading toward the Great Bitter Lake. The Suez Canal where it has been carved into the desert is only wide enough for one way traffic. We are in a northern convoy heading toward the Mediterranean Sea, and convoys heading north don't stop as they have priority over the ships heading south to the Red Sea. We are also number 2 ...