2019 Egypt – Day Nineteen – M√ľnchner Christkindlmarkt

Saturday, 30 November Slept in a little this morning. I have a more comfortable pillow. I had done a little checking last night and there are multiple Christmas markets across the city. One has a medieval theme. Today is a bit colder than yesterday, high of forty one but there is no wind and the…

2019 Egypt – Day Seventeen – Egypt to Munich

Thursday, 28 November Slept in a little this morning since it is a travel day. Feeling a little melancholy today. It is Thanksgiving and I will spend the day traveling from Egypt to Germany. Looking forward to getting home and seeing Dolora. Started packing and had breakfast alone since Nicole left last night. Did a…

2019 Egypt – Day Sixteen – Rest and Relaxation

Wednesday, 27 November Awoke to another perfectly calm morning. The water is calm but alas, no diving. Because of the added nitrogen that dissolves in your blood while diving, you should not dive for twenty four hours before flying. Today I will relax and eat. I spent a little time snorkeling and taking some underwater…

2019 Egypt – Day Fifteen – Final Dives

Tuesday, 26 November Since you should not fly until at least twenty four hours after your last dive, today Nicole and I did our final dives at Orca Dive Club Coral Garden. We arrived at the beach this morning to some of the calmest winds yet. Decided to dive the south reef in the morning…

2019 Egypt – Day Fourteen – Octopus

Monday, 25 November This morning was cooler than it has been but still comfortable. Got to the beach around seven and met Nicole. We decided to do a morning dive and see what the afternoon was like. It was over the the usual breakfast buffet. The only issue with morning dives is that I eat…

2019 Egypt – Day Thirteen – Deep Dive

Sunday, 24 November I did find this photo of the Lionfish online. My little camera would not take a photo this good and I am not sure I want to get that close! So the reef here is noted for it’s many Lionfish. It was quite a treat to see one during day dives. They…

2019 Egypt – Day Twelve – Zero Day

Saturday, 23 November When you are hiking, a zero day is a day of rest, no miles that day, so no dives today is my zero. As forecast, the wind picked up today. Slept in a little and went down to the beach. A few early morning divers came out of the water. I did…

2019 Egypt – Day Eleven – Minor Change of Plans

Friday, 22 November I had my best night of sleep yet. Did not awaken until after sunrise. The birds did not wake me today. Plan was to relax in the morning, dive around noon, more rest and relaxation and then our second night dive with completes our Night Dive certification. The wind this morning was…