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Battle up the Red Sea
Updated April / May 05
We were very glad to arrive in Aden after motorsailing the whole way from Salalah with no lights for fear of pirates.(See noonsite.com for latest on attack on Mahdi and Gandalf).We picked up fresh produce and fueled up for the first leg up the Red Sea. As we went through the souk we noticed many of the men had chipmunk cheeks caused by a wad of quat leaves.
knife salesman with cheek full of quat leaves
even the mango man chewed
Our first landfall in the Red Sea was the old slaveport of Suakin in Sudan. We were lucky to carry SE winds almost to Suakin but for the next 800 miles we battled headwinds and steep seas.
first view of ruins of Suakin
the port fell into disuse
yachtie book swap-important social occasion
crew from Exit Only buying veggies
selling grains in Suakin market
tribesman waiting for bus
Emma sailing Swallow in Suakin harbour
We have crashed and bashed our way against headwinds to Abu Soma Egypt.
El Quiser, just south of Abu Soma
You want to take our picture ???
Karnak Temple by day
Karnak under a full moon
security was tight at all the tourist attractions
not too sure what this hieroglyphic means...
can't keep away from darn sailboats
Port Suez, start of the Big Ditch
might has right in the canal
We headed up to Cairo to check out the pyramids and King Tut exhibit.
Emma decided she prefers riding horses to camals.