Sawa beach camp... chilling out

Trip Start May 07, 2007
Trip End May 29, 2007

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Up for our buffet brekky of pita bread & vegemite, tomatoes and cucumber we set off to check out the insides of St Katherine's monastery..... There are about 20 Greek monks who live here permanently - its also believed that the burning bush from which God spokes to Moses is located here.!  
Moses burning bush in St Katherines
 I seriously doubt if its the original as its in excellent condition but you never know -- i have been told to never ever assume!  The 'burning bush' is nicely trimmed and hedged - people touch it and pray and lodge notes in the base...all religious stuff i guess..
Inside St Katherines..again inside St Katherines
Also in the middle is a small church that holds heaps of those smelly churchy things that the priests or altar boys waft down the aisle ... was interesting for about 5 minutes.   All of us were done looking an about 15 mins (not much to look at really) - so we partially climbed the mountain in front to take a photo of the huge complex...
climb the hill in front and you get this view..
after this we made our way in the van for the 1 1/2 hr trip to Nuweiba - our driver doing record speed.!
view from van on the way to Nuweibamy hut at Sawa camp in Nuweibamy view from my hut..
Arriving at Sawa camp we were all very happy with what was in front of us... We each had a small individual hut with just a mattress and a mozzie net - pretty much all you need here.  We sat down for lunch, a vegetable tagen for me, then proceeded to chill out. Swimming, reading, sleeping, talking and doing nothing was great.  
painted toes, red sea and view of Saudi...
I had a huge nanna nap from about 6-8pm and made my way to the common area for dinner - lucky they take your meal order at any time of the day!     More chill out then Wahid and I took a walk down the beach and looked for crabs - heaps of the little critters!  They scurry back in the water and bury themselves... Its lovely and warm here - loving it.!   Must be the sea air as i was tired again - probably from doing not a lot - I pulled out my sleeping sheet and opened my window and went to sleep..
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