Makadi Family Star
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... conditions are horrendous with daytime temperatures in the mid forties and the landscape totally unforgiving. The wind is so hot off the rock and sand it is cooler to close the windows! After a morning snorkelling in the Red Sea we originally set off after a truck lunch for a four hour run to Luxor. This unfortunately turned into seven hours as we had to double back after a police checkpoint refused to allow us passage. Taking the long way round we got ...
Next day was a 3am start to go see the Abu Simbel temple. This is not just because of the heat, but because we had to be transported by tourism police! (There is no danger, it's just protical!) The whole group where like zombies and breakfast. As we left the boat at 4am, someone either tried to sell me a horse, sell me a ride on a horse or maybe trade it for Chelsea.. Anywhere, anytime! Abu Simbel temple is the famous temple that Ramses the second built for himself when he ...
... amazing. The size of the place was incredible and you can't imagine how all that stone was put in place all those years ago and a lot of it is still standing. Although some of the sphinx were damaged, they were still pretty amazing particularly the avenue of 365 of them that runs in a straight line for about a mile and a half!
The whole day was a fantastic experience and we returned to the ship pretty shattered after an amazing ...
122.81km, ave 21.9km/h, total ride time 5:36, total time 6:31 Today was the hardest day we have had so far. The mountain range that has been on our right, well today we went inland towards the Nile and crossed that mountain range. We started at sea level and climbed to 700m over a distance of 57km so the gradient was not much but I kid you not we climbed the entire 57km ...
windows - so as soon as we heard the Delta call - I immediately got my
dress clothes on just in case we had to leave and go to the bar early
that night ;). Well - thankfully everything went smoothly and we had a
nice sailing North into the Red Sea and into Safaga, The entire journey from Dubai to Safaga, Egypt was 6 days - we spent a lot of time in the gym - attending lectures - reading and drinking (for some) in the Concierge Lounge with friends.