Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Pyramids

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Wow. Huge blocks (2-15 tons) made at a rate of one every two minutes for 23 years. It's amazing to walk in the shadows of the only remaining monument of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Sphinx is also in the complex.

Pyramid and sun.. imagine when the top was gold!!

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Egyptian Museum

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An awesome collection of Egyptian Antiquities

The Treasures of King Tutankhamun was the obvious highlight, amazing how much stuff they pulled out of a little space.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Khan al Khalili

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The busiest, craziest, loudest place we've EVER been. Absolutely insane to think that this is how they shop here. They must burn out their horns in a week.

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Cairo Egypt

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KT's Birthday in Cairo, an overnight train ride brought us to this crazy city. We'll explore more in the coming days, today we relax and enjoy the gift to the world that is KT!!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Felucca Ride

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Crazy to think we'd want to go sailing again, but it's the Nile afterall! A light breeze (and sometimes paddling) carried us around Elephantine Island on a 2hr Nile Cruise.

Felluca Sail

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Temple of Philae

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A beautiful temple in a serene location.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Abu Simbel

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An amazing temple, worth getting up at 3am to get there! Even more amazing is the fact that the entire temple was relocated!

Main Temple

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A 3 hr train ride brought us south to Aswan, where our room looked at at the Nile!

The Nile in Aswan

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Temple of Hatshepsu

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It looks like it was carved out of the surrounding cliffs. Also "found" our own ruins Mt biking over a short cut to get to the road. Amazing what else you can see while taking it slow.

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Valley of the Kings

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A long bike ride into the desert to view the amazing tombs. It took an entire rule of a king to build his burial place. Increadible to think they were carved and decorated by hand.

Valley of The Kings

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Saturday, April 19, 2008


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A HUGE place with amazing columns that blow you away. Amazing to imagine that it was started in the 18th dynasty of Egypt (1550-1292 BC)

Detailed Columns at Karnak

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Luxor Temple

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Right outside our hotel. An amazing introduction to the treasures of Egypt. Not a bad room for $18 a night.

Temple Entrance

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Enjoying the ancient treasures of this wonderful place. Wow it's old!! It's amazing to think about what life must have been like back then!!

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Luxor Temple

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


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Hurghada Marina Egypt - We Made It!!!

From Thailand we have covered over 4770 nM in less than two Months. A moving average (including stops) of 2.2 Knots.

Nautical Miles to Date - 26,800 nM

Hurghada Marina Egypt

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Night 1

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Underway to Hurghada Marina
53nM Down 57nM to Go!! Keeping fingers and toes crossed for good weather

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam, Egypt
25 Feet Good Holding. Two days sailing = 30 miles north before the wind picks up to 25 knots. AND we get up at 5 am to leave, we've had to sail 41 miles to make that 30!!

Our actual track

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Renanto Reef

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Renanto Reef, Egypt
45 Feet Our own private reef
(literally drop right behind the reef.. and watch out for a southerly switch)

Wind picked up to 20-25 knots and we are hiding here until it dies down a little. If I had know the reefs would have this much of calming effect I would used them more often. Once you get to Egypt you lose a lot of the indented protection of the Marsa and Khor anchorages and this is where you really need them as the northerlies fill in with a vengeance.

You'll still find calm days, but the weather windows are usually shorter than predicted, always have a ditch plan. We know fellow cruisers who had to re-sail hundreds of miles after they got blown out and couldn't make the finally destination.

Calming Effect of the Reef

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Sharm Luli,Egypt

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32 Feet Beautiful hills with small army outpost (two people)

Wind started picking up and lasted the night, glad we pulled in. Is this BF Egypt?

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dolphin Reef

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Dolphin Reef, Egypt
40 Feet Good holding in sand in the lee of the reef

Some of the nicest Snorkeling we've seen since Fiji

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Port Berenice

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Outside Port Berenice, Egypt
28 Feet good holding sand/coral. Got it on the 3rd try after an hour of searching in 25-30 knots. Motorsailed 25 miles into the bay through 30-40 knots, uncharted on either side. 6 hours through ridiculously steep seas caused by only 7 miles of fetch. The Yellow note is the off lying reef we just missed and the Red line is uncharted waters to the south

Our Track

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Night 1

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Crossing Foul Bay to Egypt
Some light winds but strong Northerlies are predicted for tomorrow. Hopefully we'll make it before they hit

A weary overnight passenger

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Marsa Hamistat

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Marsa Hamistat, Sudan
32 Feet Good Holding Much nicer than last night
Waiting for the wind to drop to head North

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Marsa Wasi

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Marsa Wasi, Sudan
25 Feet Good Holding (So far) Very Tight Anchorage with wind to 35 knots. Reef is 1.5 boat lengths behind us.. Ugggh!!

A VERY tight anchorage

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