15th of June – Rest day on the shores of the Red Sea after having visited the Valley of the kings…

Late awakening – and a – believe it – Breakfast buffet offered by the Magawish hotel put the teams in good spirit.

The teams King of diving -Bulldogs Mark Ivan Baxter-took off immediately after breakfast to join half of Eastern Europe on a red sea diving excursion.

The more land loving members of the remaining teams made it off to the local shopping mall in order to prepare for their transit to Italy.
By now – thankfully assisted by Vera from Italy – the teams decided to make use of a ship leaving Alexandria on the 21st of June.

This would require Lipstick, Bulldog and Icevan to be in this Egyptian harbour town by latest 19th June in preparation for this transit.
As the teams would have to fly over the Mediterranean Sea whilst their cars would be transported by a cargo ship – the necessary logistics in getting some cabin trolleys for a 4 day separation from their beloved cars had to be organised.

Thankfully Hurghada offered a nice shopping mall where all the required necessities could be found – where after the rest of the afternoon was spend in the warm waters of the red sea inclusive of the beachfront restaurant with its ice-cold beer fridges and pizza cooks….

Mark Ivan returned from his diving excursion full of praise of the amazing underwater world of the red sea and the teams are still trying to find out why it is called red sea.

Andre’s answer is that maybe it’s because it is red hot on land……………

the valley of the kings - 46 degrees - but cooler in the tombs

the valley of the kings – 46 degrees – but cooler in the tombs

 

team Lipstick missing their air-conditioned car on the way to Tut anch Amun’s last place of rest

 

and then off to Ramses

and then off to Ramses

 

ek is nou moeg …. A sweating Andre in the bakoven valley

ek is nou moeg …. A sweating Andre in the bakoven valley

 

and then through the desert which claims a few vehicles every now and then

and then through the desert which claims a few vehicles every now and then

 

And here is the reward …. Relaxing on the beaches of the red sea

And here is the reward …. Relaxing on the beaches of the red sea

 

Forgetting the bathroom facilities of the Aswan Dam Ferry

Forgetting the bathroom facilities of the Aswan Dam Ferry

One thought on “Day 44 – Aswan via Valley of Kings to the Red Sea

  • July 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Permalink

    Did Mark whip out his fish book to compare fishes after his dive?

Comments are closed.