So this is the entrance to the Suez Canal, opened in the mid 1800s, but talk of connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean had been occurring as many as 20 centuries ago according to our ship’s travel guru.  Whether that’s true or not the history is quite amazing.  There are actually no locks in this canal, contrary to its Central American counterpart, meaning that the two seas are about level with each other.  Unfortunately we sailed through the majority of the canal last night in the pitch dark so I have no photos of that.  I am not sure if that was for safety reasons or convenience.  These were taken when we waited at the entrance for other ships to join us in our convoy.

WEST SIDE OF SUEZ LOOKING BACK AT THE SUEZ FACING THE SUEZ CANAL DSC_6062 AIMED ROPE LINES

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