Monday, March 30, 2009

In Egypt...and ready to sail again

Alyssa and I arrived in Hurghada, Egypt yesterday…to get on another boat! We didn't want to jinx the trip by announcing it in advance because it seemed too good to be true. It was a last minute decision and we didn’t have time to research it before we got on the plane. We decided about a week ago not to continue on the Millennium to Chagos, so we came up with a few new travel options. We found on the internet a boat in Hurghada with plans to sail up the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal, over to Beirut, Lebanon, then to Greece – the only issue was that they planned to set sail on 30th March. So…we hustled to fly from Gan to Male, then Male to Cairo (via Dubai where I bought a new iPod, yippee!). We spent one night in Cairo, then yesterday (29 March) we took a 6 hour bus ride to Hurghada and a taxi to the marina. Per and Elly, the boat owners, met us at the Hurghada Marina and helped us lug our bags to their boat, Sybaris. They are super cool, the boat is really beautiful, and we are set to sail this afternoon or tomorrow. First stop is an island on the way to Port Suez.

I’ve got lots of previous blog entries and photos to post, but not sure when I’ll have enough quality internet access to upload. Hopefully soon!