SUAKIN TO HURGHADA, EGYPT - PART III
TUESDAY, 22 APRIL 2008
We leave after checking with the scheds. During the day we have the mainsail up, motor-sailing into a 13kt. wind. It is a calmer night with a 6-8kt. wind off the beam. One feels it's great to be alive out here on a night like this.
WEDNESDAY, 23 APRIL 2008
We think Ross has a reaction to Neurofen - the same thing happened last time he took some for his back. We are fortunate to be able to contact Ian's wife Ruth on the satellite phone who is marvellous with her medical advice. Robbie happens to have the medication Ruth advises, so Free Spirit does a drop off for us as we quietly continue on our way. Fortunately, the weather stays lovely and calm. It's like sailing over beautiful clear, blue glass. We pass by the Sudan/Egyptian border early today.
These magic conditions last all the way through to Hurghada until about lunch time on Thursday. Ross is back in top form again, and we are so grateful to Ruth. Hurghada marina is very attractive to come into. It is new and the buildings are all in lovely terracotta colours with palm trees lining the paths.
Hurghada MarinaIt is situated in the old town so we can just walk in there. The streets are buzzing with activity and very colourful with souks, fruit stalls and cotton shops. It is obviously set up for tourists with its western approach.