2019 Egypt – Day Ten – Night Dive

Thursday, 21 November Slept in a bit today and got up after sunrise. Sort of a lazy morning planned.  As I was going out, I saw Niko and Eva on the way to breakfast with their boys. I grabbed my diving log and got Niko’s verification signature for the two dives we did yesterday. Then…

2019 Egypt – Day Nine – Sea Turtle

Wednesday, 20 November Today did not start off well but turned out to be a good day. I woke to some minor stomach issues. I was planning to do some swimming for exercise at six thirty. I decided to call that off. Nicole and I had a dive planned with Eva at eight thirty. At…

2019 Egypt – Day Eight – Lionfish

Tuesday, 19 November Awoke to a calm wind and nice sunrise. It was a little cool watching the sunrise but warmed quickly when the sun came up. As I was getting ready to try a little practice of my freestyle, Nicole showed up for her swim. I got in a little practice then went back…

2019 Egypt – Day Seven – Rain In Egypt

Monday, 18 November I think I may have been a little tired from the two dives yesterday. I was asleep an hour earlier than usual and missed my first sunrise. Sunrise has been about six o five each morning. This morning, I could see it was cloudy through the window. I decided to not get…

2019 Egypt – Day Six – The Garage

Sunday, 17 November The wind subsided overnight and stayed fairly calm all day. I was up to watch the sunrise. Nicole got her swim in early and we met for breakfast at seven fifteen. The usual assortment for breakfast. My favorites seem to be coffee and juice and then a small sample of everything else….

2019 Egypt – Day Five – Welcome Dive

Saturday, 16 November It stayed windy all night. Usually, the wind dies down at night and picks up when the sun comes up. Had breakfast at eight. I had some fried eggs, over easy ,this morning. There is a chef making eggs but language is a little tough. Arabic and some German are understood by…

2019 Egypt – Day Four – Coral Garden Resort

Friday, 15 November It stayed warm and humid last night with no wind. I slept pretty well and awoke at six local time, sunlight and birds. I took the opportunity to walk around the resort and get an idea of the layout before most people were up. The Coral Garden Resort and Hotel Coral Sun…

2019 Egypt – Day Three – Munich to Egypt

Thursday, 14 November Early start to the day, five am train from Kaufbeuren to the airport. It was cold and dark for the walk to the train station, but no snow and I think warmer than Manassas today. I left Nicole to get her boarding pass and walked fifteen minutes to find the Condor check…

2019 Egypt – Day Two – Munich

Wednesday, 13 November The flight was on time. I always feel that some psychologist is doing an experiment when I arrive at an airport. It feels like a mouse maze and it seems different each time. The Munich airport has two subway stops, so this time it was a new stop. Using a DB Navigation…

2019 Egypt – Day One – Dulles to Munich

Tuesday, 12 November Searching for flights was interesting. Whenever I tried to book a flight from Washington to Hurghada, Egypt, there were at least two plane changes. Finally, I figured out that I could fly nonstop to Munich and then fly to Hurghada with two separate round trip tickets, shorter flight times and less cost….