Day 46 - Day 6 Jewels of the Nile

Trip Start Sep 13, 2012
Trip End Nov 07, 2012

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Flag of Egypt  , Philae,
Sunday, October 28, 2012

This morning we are up & about at 6.00am as we are being taken to visit Wadi Es-Sebua, by runabout, from where the ship was moored last night.
Wadi Es-Sebua is located on lake Nasser heading north of Abu Simbel on our way to Aswan and the top dam where we will leave this ship, tomorrow morning, and board another ship to continue the tour to Luxor.
The temple is located some 4 klms west of it's original ancient site and has the valley of the Loins, named after the great avenue of sphinxes which lead to the temple of Rameses ll.
As you can see from the photos it is very arid and just desert for miles in a couple of directions.
Very long walk and we are all very happy that it was an early start as the temparture is rising and it is getting very hot and it's only 8.00 in the morning.
As we walk to the second temple we notice tall birds off in the distance amongst the sand dunes. They look light storks although we thought they looked more like vultures, as this suited our stories better.
Having looked at the second temple, we started to the third and last building before heading back to the boat and came across a caravan of horses in one direction and a shepherd with his herd of goats down by the waters edge. All this time we were being watched over by two armed guards again, and again we have not had one hint of any trouble and have never felt threaten at any time.
Back on the boat by 9.00am, thank God, to greeted by cool fruit juice and semi cold face washer. Down to our rooms to change to have a swim before we watch a DVD on the relocation of the temples in the Nile valley.
Very interesting doco which lasted for approx 1 hour before we assumed our position on the top deck.
The rest of the day will be laying around the pool and doing absolutely nothing but breaking for lunch & dinner. The brochure says " now time for you to relax and enjoy the superb cruise facilities as you continue on to exotic Aswan - where the Middle East overlaps with Africa".
Tonight we pack our bags, pay the bill & go to sleep as we are up early again tomorrow, bags outside the room by 6.30am, and off the ship by 7am approx.
Must admit this part of the tour has been great as we only have had 7 people, including us, in our group and the ship has had only 27 guests, so never a crowd, as in Rome, Istanbul, Athens etc. Plus Amy is the best, yeah boy!
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Stacey on

It sounds quite exotic!

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