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Bound for Suez

Thursday, 6 October 2016

This morning we are heading South East across a calm Mediterranean towards the coast of Egypt. The sun became visible precisely at the time predicted. With no obstructions there should have been a perfect shot of the sunrise. The lack of any other features must have fooled the auto-focus and I haven't previously played with the manual focus.

After breakfast and with little to do today I planned to study the camera's manual. Imagine my surprise when I found manuals for just about every camera I have recently owned but can't find the one for the DMC FZ300. Will fill in some time experimenting with the camera controls and the various configuration options.

Attended the destination lecture where Lyndon Jolley provided some interesting information on the two significant attractions on our call to Aqaba in Jordan. The marvels of Petra were offset by the significant walking distances. We've booked the less strenuous tour of the Wadi Rum.

Just before lunch, Evon Anderson presented a detailed description of the plot to have the future Queen Elizabeth marry the Greek Prince Philip. From the many intrigues and machinations before the wedding to his many infidelities and misbehaviour afterwards.

Spent time with the Kindle after lunch and wrote most of this entry. Pulled the tuxedo out of the wardrobe and got dressed up for formal night. A lovely dinner for me but Jenny lucked out with her roast lamb which contained a large portion of gristle.

Decided to give the Production Show a chance, it turned out better than expected with an outstanding female vocalist who performed a credible impression of Cher. Stopped in at the International Cafe for a hot water and a Tiramisu. By time we'd finished the crowds had dispersed.

We are scheduled to arrive at Port Said at about 19:00 for an expected 04:00 start of our transit of the Canal.

I can't guarantee a specific image to point to, if you want to see the latest, view my project by following this link to the main album.

Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 11:56 Archived in Egypt

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