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... with a statue.
Slightly further along the canal there is another memorial. The Suez War Memorial remembers lives lost during the Suez War and is shaped like a bayonet.
Other than waving at the various military personnel that line the eastern banks of the canal, there were two more highlights – this time in bridge form.
The El Ferdan Railway Bridge is the longest swing span bridge in the world. Sometimes there is a train waiting to ...
... s left of her much to my dismay (gotta get a tan?), - but what can I do.....lock her in the closet with the life jackets perhaps?
I will post a couple of pictures from our last stop in Aqaba again, if I see, or can see anything of interest regarding the Suez Canal itself, will take some shots, but I attended another lecture this morning and although the history was interesting, unfortunately this crossing is nowhere near as glamorous as the fabled Panama Canal, as it's ...
... 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 ...
... the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) of Egypt. Under international treaty, it may be used "in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of ...
... the Strait of Tiran before making a sharp right in to the Gulf of Suez. The Red Sea, having been between 800-2000m deep several days before, is now only 20m deep at this point. We now had Egypt on our portside and the Sinai Peninsula on our starboard. This must have been where Moses and his posse crossed the Red Sea to escape the slavery of the Egyptians on his way to receiving the 10 commandments on Mount Sinai
The morning after we had left Aqaba we both ...