Sunday, 10 April 2011

Cruising The Red Sea To Safaga

Sunday April 3rd

Here we are on the Red Sea which is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean lying between Africa and Asia.

We did ‘nada’ today just lazing around on deck catching the rays so I’ll give you a tour of the ship’s gym and exercise room. The gym is well equipped with running machines, cross trainers, cycle bikes, weigh machines and free weights.

The other exercise room is where the kinesis wall is located and where Vincent our kinesis class instructor regularly tortures us!!

Tonight we received out one hundred day sailing pins at the Seabourn Club Members special cocktail reception in the Grand Salon – now we start the work on our two hundred day pin!!

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Monday April 4th

Arrived in Safaga Egypt. No tours for us today so we decided to go to the local beach for a few hours where we walked the whole length of the beach and paddled but we’re both feeling a bit rough today as we’ve caught the “ship’s” cold that’s going around.

Decided to go back to the ship early rather than staying on the beach for lunch and as most people have either stayed at the beach or gone to Luxor on a tour we had the ship to ourselves again for the day...wonderful.
On the way to and from the beach we noticed there were military vehicles and soldiers with machine guns on the seemed to be every two or three hundred yards....obviously increased security since the people’s revolution a few weeks ago.

Tuesday April 5th

Still in Safaga but we stayed onboard again today as we are both feeling poorly. Hooray...some good news...we found out today that we can stay on to Southampton so that really cheered us up...look out credit card!! Will now alter the title of this blog...see top of page....and we will now be back on the 27th April.

Tonight is Tuscany Market buffet at The Colonnade which is one of our favourite evening meals so looking forward to that.

Clocks go forward one hour tonight as we’re going east again – hmm one hour less in bed!!

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