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2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - DUBAI


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WE HAD THREE STOPS IN EGYPT PLANNED BUT THE REVOLUTION HAS CANCELLED THEM.

HOLLAND AMERICA HAVE SUBSTITUTED AN EXTRA DAY IN DUBAI, AN EXTRA STOP IN OMAN & A STOP IN ISRAEL.

A FEW PASSENGERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE ISRAEL STOP, BUT IT IS A BONUS FOR ME.

WITH HINDSIGHT, I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TWO EXTRA DAYS IN OMAN TO THE EXTRA DAY IN DUBAI.

I AM GLAD I GOT TO DUBAI BUT HAVE NO NEED TO GO BACK. A LOT OF CONCRETE & BIG BUILDINGS & WAY TOO CLEAN.

THE CAMEL MARKET WAS GOOD FUN THOUGH.

BUT FIRST WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS .... WHICH IS A BIT OF A SURPRISE ...

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SOMEONE ON BOARD TOLD THE STORY ABOUT LOOKING AT THE SKYLINE OF BUILDINGS OF DUBAI & BEING ASKED WHICH ONE WAS THE TALLEST IN THE WORLD.

TRICKY QUESTION!

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ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET .... MUST BE SOME VIPS GETTING OFF . . US, OF COURSE ...

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HEADING OUT INTO THE DESERT TOWARDS AL AIN - THE SPRING - AN OASIS APPARENTLY, BUT NOT MUCH COMPARED TO THE ONE I WAS AT IN TUNISIA ....

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RIGHT ON THE BORDER WITH OMAN.

THERE WAS AN OVERNIGHT FROM DUBAI TO OMAN & I SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT.

WE STOP AT A MUSEUM...

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AND INTO THE CAMEL MARKET. NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.

JUST A FEW PENS.

NO 'MARKET' ACTIVITY.

I HAD MENTIONED TO A LADY ON BOARD THAT I WAS COMING HERE & MIGHT BUY A CAMEL BUT WONDERED HOW I WOULD GET IT IN MY SUITCASE.

WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT SHE SAID ' JUST REMEMBER, A CAMEL'S LEGS FOLD BACKWARDS'.

VERY SHARP.

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HEADING BACK TO DUBAI, ONE OF HUNDREDS OF BEAUTIFUL MOSQUES...

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A SHORT BOAT RIDE ACROSS THE SMALL CANAL & A WALK ALONGSIDE IT..

SOME PRETTY FANCY BOATS HERE. .

PERHAPS TIGER WOODS OWNS IT.

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THE FAMOUS SAIL OF BURJ AL ARAB .. LOOKING VERY NICE. THERE WAS AN EXCURSION HERE FOR TEA BUT I DECLINED.

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I DECLINED THE HOOKAH TOO.

THE SOUK - BRAND NEW..

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ON TO THE 'PALMS' BUT THERE IS NO SENSE OF BEING ON A 'PALM' UNLESS FLYING OVER IT. A LOT OF UNOCCUPIED PROPERTY HERE.

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A LOT OF THAT I DID ON THE HOHO & NOW I AM REPEATING IT AT NIGHT...

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OUR ESCORT OUT OF DUBAI ... AUSTRALIAN NAVY I THINK..

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THESE CAUSED THE SHIPS CREW TO JUMP TO ATTENTION. THEY CAME UP VERY FAST ON THE STARBOARD AND CROSSED IN FRONT OF THE BOW AND STOPPED ON THE PORT SIDE BEFORE SPEEDING AWAY.

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OUR SHIP IS GETTING READY FOR PIRATES, AND WE ARE GOING TO BE GOING AS FAST AS WE CAN FROM HERE THROUGH THE STRAITS OF HUMUZ & ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE RED SEA TO JORDAN

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Posted by hasbeen 05:50 Archived in United Arab Emirates Comments (0)

2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - MUSCAT

ARRIVING AT MUSCAT - OMAN

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A GREAT LOOKING CASTLE ON A HILL & A LOVELY BLUE MOSQUE...

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GOING ON QUITE A LONG RIDE TO A WADI THAT LOOKED GREAT WHEN I RESEARCHED IT.

I THOUGHT I WOULD BE WITH BARBARA TODAY BUT SHE GOT IN ANOTHER CAR & I WAS WITH TWO OTHER LADIES, CAROLIN & VLADKA

THESE ARE OUR DRIVERS, WAITING ON THE QUAYSIDE.

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WE DRIVE TO A SEASIDE TOWN FOR A PHOTO STOP BUT UNFORTUNATELY, WE DO NOT ENTER THE TOWN, BUT STOP JUST OPPOSITE.

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THEN WE CARRY ON FOR ANOTHER STOP AT A SINK HOLE WHERE I SEE THE LEADER OF OUR GUIDES FOR THE FIRST TIME.

HE IS YOUR HOLLYWOOD EXAMPLE OF THE HANDSOME ARAB, WITH A HUGE MACHO EGO TO MATCH.

HE JUMPS UP ON THE PARAPET & PROCEEDS TO BERATE PEOPLE FOR NOT LISTENING TO HIM.

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SOME PEOPLE, INCLUDING BARBARA HERE TAKE THE HIKE DOWN TO THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER.

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HEADING OFF AGAIN WE RUN INTO ( NOT LITERALLY ) SOME CAMELS CROSSING THE ROAD.

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NOW FOR A STOP AT THE GRANDLY NAMED - DIWAN OF ROYAL COURT OFFICE FOR CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, RAS A SHAGAR RESERVE -WHERE THE TOUR DESCRIPTION TOLD US WE COULD EXPECT TO SEE ANTELOPE.

OUR HANDSOME GUIDE TELLS US IT IS HIGHLY DOUBTFUL WE WILL SEE ANY ANTELOPE SINCE WE HAVE COME AT THE WRONG TIME OF DAY.

SILLY US!

THE LEADER HAD COMMANDEERED LISA, THE SHIPS YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER, FOR HIS CAR & WHILE I WAS CHATTING TO HER, HE PUSHED HIS WAY BETWEEN US.

VERY POSSESSIVE & A RIGHT ROYAL PAIN IN THE ARSE.

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IN THE EVENT, WE DID SEE SOME ANTELOPE, WAY OFF AT THE EXTREME END OF MY ZOOM. OUR DRIVER WAS GREAT, TRYING TO GET US THE BEST VIEW. HE CAUGHT SHIT FROM OUR MIGHTY LEADER FOR DELAYING THE GROUP.

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ON THE SUBJECT OF SHIT, HERE’S SOME FOR CAROLIN WHO HAPPENS TO BE CO-WRITING A BOOK ON THE SUBJECT OF SCAT, WHICH IS A STUDY OF HERS.

APPARENTLY ALL SORTS OF THINGS CAN BE DEDUCED FROM ANIMAL DROPPINGS.

HER BOOK IS TO BE CALLED.

‘KNOW SHIT!’

REALLY - NOT KIDDING.

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THIS IS CAROLIN...

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WE NOW GET TO THE WHITE SAND BEACH ADVERTISED IN THE DESCRIPTION BUT ARE NOT ALLOWED ON IT & HAVE TO SETTLE FOR WHAT WILL BE SAND IN SEVERAL MILLION YEARS.

WE HAVE A QUITE ENJOYABLE PACKED LUNCH SITTING ON THE BOULDERS. THE GUIDES HAVE THEIRS ON A NICE BIG BLANKET.

HERE’S BARBARA AGAIN..DIPPING HER TOES IN THE ARABIAN SEA, OR INDIAN OCEAN, DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ARE TALKING TO.

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THE STORY ABOUT THIS CAR IS THAT IT WAS STRANDED DURING A BIG WIND OR SOME SUCH.

A LOT OF WIND PROBABLY.

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SOME GREAT LOOKING DOORS, A VIEW OF WHAT MIGHT BE THE WHITE BEACH -

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AND THE MOUTH OF THE WADI, LOOKING VERY INVITING.

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THE TOUR DESCRIPTION WAS NOT CLEAR ON WHAT WE WOULD DO HERE, BUT I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WE DID NOT VENTURE ALONG IT A BIT. MY RESEARCH SHOWED LOTS OF OFF ROAD TRAILS. OUR INTREPID LEADER WAFFLED ON ABOUT SOME REASON FOR NOT GOING FURTHER. MAYBE WE HAD RUN OUT OF TIME OR NEEDED BETTER TRANSPORT. WHO KNOWS, I GAVE UP LISTENING TO HIM A WHILE AGO.

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ANYWAY - THAT WAS OUR FIVE MINUTES AT THE WADI & NOW IT’S THE LONG DRIVE BACK TO MUSCAT.

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PASSING SOME LOCALS

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AT ONE POINT OUR CONVOY SCREECHED TO A HALT SO THE DRIVER OF ANOTHER CAR COULD BE CASTIGATED FOR LEAVING THE ROAD & SHEDDING STONES TOWARDS OUR CARS. OUR LEADER AGAIN.

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WE STOPPED FOR GAS & A PEE STOP & TALKED A LITTLE TO OUR DRIVER WHO IS ALSO NOT IMPRESSED WITH HIS LEADER.

THERE IS THE USUAL LINE UP FOR THE BATHROOM & ONE OF THE GUIDES SURPRISED ME BY SUGGESTING I USE THE ABLUTIONS AT THE MOSQUE. I QUERIED IT WITH HIM AS I AM NOT MUSLIM & HE WAS QUITE OK WITH IT.

MY ONE & ONLY VISIT TO A MOSQUE.

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I KNOW THIS TOUR SOUNDS A BIT LIKE HELL ON WHEELS, BUT I LIKED IT. LEADERS EXCEPTED.

PITY WE DID NOT HAVE OUR EXTRA DAY HERE SO WE COULD OVERNIGHT. BUT WE SAIL & MOVE ON TO SALALAH, FURTHER DOWN THE OMAN COAST

Posted by hasbeen 05:40 Archived in Oman Comments (0)

2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - SALALAH


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We have now moved down the Arabian sea to Salalah, also in Oman.

The schedule today has me going to a lookout over the ocean, a spring in the desert, an archaeological dig and a fishing village.

Wake up to a glorious sunrise & head out past the local Mosque & into town

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Hereabouts, they harvest Frankincense & I wander into this shop to buy some. I have no idea of the value but it used to be worth its weight in gold. I dislike bargaining so I give the girl five dollars and ask her to give me that in Frankincense & get a small box full of what may or may not be Frankincense. I wonder what customs are going to think of it when I get back to Canada.

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Judging by all these tailoring shops, there must be a sizeable population nearby but not in evidence.

Note the signs in English. Even very remote areas here do this.

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A quick stroll around the rest of the town which is almost empty of people....

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On to the spring..

I do not take a photo of it but there is a very large sign here saying not to go in the water as it contains some very bad, disease carrying things.
The lady sitting next to the sign with her feet dangling in the water must be short sighted.

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There were also a group of youngish girls, fully clothed in the Muslim garb, playing with a soccer ball who giggled a lot when I asked if they were related to Beckham. I don’t know if they understood or just thought I was funny.

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Now I know there are deserts here and deserts have sand but I never pictured beaches to be around here.
They do have some lovely ones.
No sunbathers though.

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And this is your actual Frankincense plant...

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The archaeological dig is just that & here’s Barbara again, wearing yet another outfit. She must have brought a trunk load with her.

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And is this a warning of more ships of the desert .....

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- heading out to sea.....

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I am not sure what happened in this village. An earthquake maybe. Lots of half demolished buildings & a very few people near the Mosque.

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Now in the fishing village...

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Past an oasis and back to Salalah.

Another place it would be good to come back to. Very real, quiet & hardly a tourist in sight apart from us passengers.

Posted by hasbeen 05:30 Archived in Oman Comments (0)

2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - VALLEY OF THE KINGS


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THE CAPTAIN HAS ANNOUNCED A BONUS. WE ARE GOING TO STOP AT SAFAGA IN EGYPT AFTER ALL.

THE REASON GIVEN IS THAT WE HAVE MADE UP TIME SPEEDING THROUGH THE RED SEA, EVADING PIRATES & THE REVOLUTION HAS CALMED DOWN ENOUGH FOR THIS PART OF EGYPT TO BE CONSIDERED SAFE.

FIRST WE MISSED THE EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH, THEN THE TSUNAMI IN JAPAN & NOW THE REVOLUTION IN EGYPT.

SAFAGA

LOKING DOWN FROM THE SHIP TO THE QUAYSIDE ACTIVITY...

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THIS GUY MUST BE TAKING BARBARA’S EXCESS BAGAGE OFF THE SHIP. PROBABLY UPSETTING THE BALANCE.

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OUR FIRST VIEW OF THE PYRAMIDS.....

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OUR DESTINATION TODAY IS LUXOR AND THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS.

A LONG RIDE TO GET THERE & IT FEELS TO ME LIKE I AM TRAVELING THROUGH A FILM OF BIBLICAL TIMES.

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WE TRAVEL THROUGH SEMI-DESERT

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MUST HAVE BEEN A VERY HIGH TIDE OR PERHAPS A FLOOD!!!

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UNTIL WE REACH A CANAL LEADING TO THE NILE.

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EVERY FEW MILES WE SLOW DOWN AND PASS CHECKPOINTS. THERE IS MILITARY PRESENCE WITH THESE LITTLE BOXES WITH GUNS POKING OUT.

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I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO GET OUT AND WANDER THROUGH SOME OF THE LITTLE TOWNS WE PASSED. BUT NO SUCH LUCK.

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WE CROSS THE NILE...

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BACK TO DESERT LIKE CONDITIONS & OUR FIRST ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MONUMENTS.

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BARBARA AGAIN, LOOKING COOL AND COMFORTABLE.

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MORE PEOPLE HERE TRYING TO SELL STUFF THAN THERE WERE PEOPLE BUYING.

WE ARE THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP INTO THIS PART OF EGYPY SINCE THE TROUBLES ENDED & OF COURSE, NO TOURISTS, NO INCOME.

WHILE UNDERSTANDABLE, THEIR PERSISTENCE TO SELL BECAME OVERWHELMING AFTER A WHILE.

STILL TRAVELING TOWARDS LUXOR.

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FINALLY WE MAKE IT & GET A QUICK GLIMPSE OF THE WINTER PALACE & SOME OTHER ANCIENT MONUMENT,,,

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AND THEN IT’S INTO THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS, & INSIDE A COUPLE OF TOMBS WHERE WE WERE TOLD WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE PHOTOS. SO I DID NOT TAKE MINE OFF THE BUS.

BARABARA HANDED HERS IN AT A KIOSK & WHEN SHE HAD FINISHED THE TOMB TOUR, GOT IT BACK & THE GUY WAS NICE ENOUGH TO LET HER TAKE A COUPLE OF PHOTOS OF THE AREA.

INSIDE THE TOMBS IT WAS VERY INTERESTING. GENTLE SLOPES LEADING DOWN TUNNELS. COLOURED WALL PICTURES STILL QUITE VIBRANT.

NO SIGN OF KING TUT WHO WAS HERE BUT IS NOW IN CAIRO OR ON TOUR. I SAW HIM IN LONDON IN THE 70’S

WE THEN CAME TO THIS AREA WHERE PHOTOS ARE ALLOWED BUT NO PHOTOS I TOOK DO IT JUSTICE..

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BUT, HERE’S ANOTHER OBELISK TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION.

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AND MARTHA! WHERE HAS SHE BEEN HIDING THIS LAST MONTH..

THIS PIECE IS ON THE UNDERSIDE OF A VERY HIGH COLUMN AND MIGHT HELP EXPLAIN HOW THE COLOURS HAVE REMAINED SO VIBRANT, OR MAYBE A TOUCH UP HAS BEEN DONE.

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THEN IT’S BACK TO THE NILE & THE LONG DRIVE BACK THE WAY WE CAME. HOPEFULLY WITHOUT THE CONSTANT DRONE OF THE GUIDE PUTTING ME TO SLEEP. HE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE BUT A MONOTONOUS VOICE.

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DOVES OF PEACE - SEEM TO BE WORKING...

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THIS LITTLE ONE LOOKS A LITTLE OVERDRESSED FOR FIELD WORK - A WEDDING MAYBE!

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AFTER THE PLAGUE OF LOTUS & THE BOILS CAME THE PLAGUE OF UGLY SIGNS....AS BAD AS GRAFITTI OR McDONALDS

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THIS LITTLE CUTIE, HANGING OUT A WINDOW LOOKS HAPPY TO SEE US...& GENERALLY PEOPLE WE PASSED DID SEEM THAT WAY.

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I THOUGHT THAT WAS A WONDERFUL EXCURSION, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A LONG TIME IN THE BUS.

I HAVE FOUR OR FIVE TIMES AS MANY PHOTOS AS THERE ARE HERE.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SEE PEOPLE CUTTING FIELDS WITH SCYTHES OR USING DONKEY POWER TO TOTE PRODUCE.

EGYPT - ANOTHER PLACE TO COME BACK TO.

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Posted by hasbeen 05:20 Archived in Egypt Comments (0)

2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - PETRA


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I HAVE A RULE WHERE I DO NOT PUT MORE THAN 50 PHOTOS IN A BLOG ENTRY.

RULES ARE THERE TO BE BROKEN..

PETRA JORDAN

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LEAVING AQUABA EARLY MORNING, IT IS A LONG, BUT INTERESTING DRIVE....

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TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF PETRA....

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AND A LONG DOWNHILL WALK JUST TO THE SIQ, THE ENTRANCE TO THE CANYON LEADING DOWN TO PETRA..

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THE GUIDE HAS BEEN GIVING A RUNNING COMMENTARY AS WE GO DOWN, & DOWN.

THEN HE TELLS US WE ARE GETTING CLOSE...& JUST A GLIMPSE THROUGH THE CANYON...

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AND WE STEP OUT INTO THE LIGHT & THE TREASURY OF PETRA IS IN FRONT OF US....

THE STAR OF THE SHOW..

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AND ABOUT A THOUSAND EXTRAS

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MARTHA - SUITABLY AWESTRUCK, OR MAYBE SHE IS WONDERING HOW MUCH THE CAMEL COSTS IN DOLLARS....

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BOB & LORAINE - NOT LOOKING WELL PLEASED.

THEY HAD COME DOWN BY DONKEY CART.

A BONE JARRING JOURNEY.

THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TRIP BACK UP..

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THERE THEY GO...

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SOME WOULD HAVE REALISED BY NOW THAT WHAT GOES DOWN, MUST GO UP - & TURNED TAIL BY NOW.

THEY WOULD HAVE MISSED A TREAT..

THIS IS MAYBE HALF WAY.

THE GUIDE LEADS US ON, FURTHER DOWN HILL.

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SOME BEDOIN - NOT TOO SCARY..

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NOT ALL OF THEM ANYWAY...

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THIS GIRL THOUGHT I WAS TAKING A PHOTO OF HER & SAID IT'S OK, I COULD, SHE DID NOT MIND.

I SHOWED HER THE PHOTO WAS ACTUALLY OF A DONKEY BUT SINCE SHE WAS OK WITH IT, I WOULD LIKE HER PICTURE.

I OFFERED HER SOME CASH BUT SHE REFUSED.

I INSISTED & GAVE HER A NOTE BUT SAID I WANTED SOME CHANGE.

SHE WENT OFF WITH MY MONEY & I KISSED IT GOODBYE BUT SHE CAME BACK WITH SMALLER BILLS.

LOVELY GIRL... LOOKING COOL AS A CUCUMBER...

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THE DONKEY....

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A WELCOMING SIGN IN ANY LANGUAGE, MAY ACTUALLY BE ENGLISH...

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THE TIME STAMPS ON MY PICTURES TELL ME IT IS NOW NOON & I LEFT THE TOP AT 9:30.

SEEMS LIKE LONGER..

FAIRLY POOPED BY NOW, THIS IS AS FAR DOWN AS I GET.

PUT THE CAMERA ON EXTREME ZOOM, TAKE A FEW SHOTS, A CUP OF TEA & HEAD BACK.....

UP...

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MAYBE TAKE THE CAMEL BACK UP?

NAH!

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I MET AN ELDRLY LADY FROM THE SHIP ( LETS FACE IT - ARE THERE ANY OTHER KIND, APART FROM MARTHA? ) ON THE WAY UP. AND SHE WAS A GOOD EXCUSE TO TAKE IT VERY SLOW.

WE MADE IT, ARM IN ARM TO THE TOP WHERE I FOUND - AYE CARAMBA - SHE IS NOT WITH MY GROUP.

LUCKILY THERE WERE SOME SHIPS PEOPLE WHO TOOK CHARGE OF HER.

SERVES HER RIGHT FOR PICKING YOUNG GUYS UP IN STRANGE CANYONS.

AND - WE EXIT AT THE TOP. HEAD TO THE HOTEL TO EAT & GET THE BUS BACK TO THE SHIP...

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MMMMMmmmmmm....... JORDAN - I LIKE IT.....

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2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - SPANISH COFFEE

The evening we left Petra....

I have often watched Brian make his speciality coffees, flambe, and I wanted to get a video of him doing it.

Since I have not drunk alcohol for a while, I had been asking people to help me by having a coffee.

Eventually, Barbara & Charlie agreed to my buying them one of these coffees.

Brain started doing his thing & I started filming.

He had only just started when my camera ran out of memory, or battery - so I went to my cabin to fix it.

While I was away, Brian had continued pouring his drink and setting it on fire.

It was not too long before ships officers appeared. The flame had set the fire alarm off in their quarters & they were investigating.

I still did not have my video so Brian starts again..

He got to the bit where he sets light to it & Barbara wanted him to get closer to the ceiling & set the alarm off again.

He declined..don’t know why.

The music in the background is played by the Adagio strings. Looking very elegant tonight.

Just about every night of the cruise I listened to them play to an audience of maybe eight. Some times only one - me.

On those occasions I would ask them to play something else, something they liked, something Philipino.
They would start but as soon as anyone else sat down, they would flip straight back to their program.

There was one Beatles number in their repertoire. I like the Beatles & asked if they knew any others, but no, just the one.

About two weeks later I was in the lounge as per, & they played the Beatles number - And followed it with about eight or nine more,

In one of their trips ashore, they looked for some Beatles sheet music, transcribed it for strings, so they could play it

Just for me.

Very Special girls.

Thank you & Brian too.

& Barbara & Charlie - who you might have heard in the background.

I guess Barbara was a little squiffy after 2 of those coffees.

AND IF ANYONE KNOWS THE MUSIC - LET ME KNOW.

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2011 - H & A WORLD CRUISE - THE SUEZ CANAL


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STILL IN THE LOUNGE, BARBARA & HUSBAND CHARLIE ENJOYING THEIR SPANISH COFFEE..

WE SPENT MANY HAPPY HOURS WITH BJ & JACK, PRE DINNER, GOING OVER OUR JUST COMPLETED OR UPCOMING EXCURSIONS

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AND THE BAND PLAYED ON..

BUT NOW WE HAVE ROUNDED THE SINAI PENINSULA, BY-PASSING OUR SCHEDULED STOP IN SHARM EL SHEIKH & ABOUT TO ENTER...

THE SUEZ CANAL..

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WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF MILITARY...& MOSQUES

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AND THESE UNUSUAL STRUCTURES MIGHT BE BEE HIVES, IF MEMORY SERVES....OR DOVE COTES.. OR? WHAT'S YOUR GUESS?

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THIS IS ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE CANAL. WE WAITED AROUND HERE FOR A WHILE...

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BARBARA DOING THE CIRCUIT OF THE SHIP...

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THEY HAD OPENED THE DOOR TO THE BOW SO WE COULD TAKE IN THE VIEW FROM THE VERY FRONT OF THE SHIP WHERE THE SHIPS BELL SITS..

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AND THIS IS THE MEDITERRANEAN END OF THE CANAL....

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SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT THAN THE PANAMA CANAL IN THAT THERE ARE NO LOCKS BUT MORE ENJOYABLE AS A PLACE TO VISIT.

WE WERE SCHEDULED TO VISIT ALEXANDRIA FOR THE PYRAMIDS BUT THE REVOLUTION PUT A STOP TO THAT.

I WONDER IF I WILL EVER GET SEE THAT PARTICULAR WONDER.

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