What a great way to spend the holiday! Last time we transited through the Suez Canal, heading south, we did so in the middle of the night for some super sad reason. This time I got so see a huge part of it in all of its deserty glory. Watching the land go by it’s like playing a game of I-Spy – soldiers in the distance, mosques in the middle of towns, fishermen rowing past, ferries full of locals. It truly is beautiful.
The water is a surprisingly clean shade of turquoise and everything in the distance has a bit of a dusty haze filtering it. I can’t imagine what lies far beyond the canal in either direction, but throughout our transit we saw small towns and even a few large cities emerge from the desert to meet the lush land on the coast.
As number 2 in at least 26 ships in our convoy today, locals were still happy to see us, waving and whistling from the sidelines. I snapped image after image, eager to catch a bit of the local life as we passed by. The following are a select few from today’s batch.
I can tell you now, that it’s completely obvious that we have switched bodies of water, because as soon as we exited the canal, the temperature change was apparent and the waves began. Now just one more day until we disembark!