Elegant Zouara Hotel
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Haven't written in a while! That's because in truth there has been very little to write about, but after these 3 days I have accumulated enough things to document into something mildly interesting. The last two days were pretty average, though a dive to eel garden yesterday was really lovely. Crystal clear water, but a deceptively strong current. When we turned round I've never fought so hard to go forwards, it was a proper workout! I also finally used the disposable ...
... water was cold (for here - 21 degrees) - I can hear all my UK diving buddies laughing at that and calling the temperature positively tropical, but I can assure you that diving for an hour or so in a 5mm wetsuit is not warm! And the visibility was only around 5m thanks to a plankton/algae bloom. I would describe it like diving in the UK, but with a greater number of pretty fish!
But I didn't care. We saw nothing ...
... m. Others were told they'd go up Mt. Sinai (2 1/2 hours up, 1 1/2 down), others were expecting to stay for the sunset and had packed gear for extremely cold weather and a descent in the darkness. Our driver had returned to Dahab, which was 2 hours away. We were stuck without cold weather wear, little food (the monastery closed after 12 p.m.), and no way home but an expensive taxi.
Most of the group we came with tried to accommodate us by offering not to stay until ...
... are hard and others are soft. It makes walking a real workout. Our guide says it is from the sand being deposited from the different wind directions.
The view from here was spectacular as was the drop down into the valley below. The dune was steep and dropped by a series of steps down to the valley.
The other tourists left, and the sun began to set; as the desert changed around us, the shadows lengthened and the desert colours darkened. We sat in the ...
... desolate and unfulfilled. To our east a vast body of water extends to the north and south, its salty waters unable to quench this thirsty, desert landscape. We pass a modest seaside resort, greeting us with the words “LAUGH” and “LOVE” written with small white rocks, amongst a well watered green lawn, a welcoming gesture to fellow English speaking tourists.
Being the gateway to a world famous dive site, I expected ...