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31: Snorkeling and Shivering

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I actually woke myself up this morning just after the sun rose and got some nice shots of the sun rising above the Red Sea. Rather than return back to bed I decided to lay about in my hammock and read my book in the sun shine! Breakfast was some tasty pancakes with juice and then I kicked back into lay about mode!

The sun is shining today at our beach camp but there is a coldish breeze (similar to yesterday) I was bound and determined though to get myself out and into the water today and check out the world famous Red Sea coral! In order to psyche myself up for the breeze and coolish water I got myself into my swimmers and found myself a spot out of the sun to warm myself up.. Eventually I got a bit too warm and decided to find a snorkel and check out the coral! The coral shelf was a good hundred meters off shore so by the time I’d swum out to it I was starting to feel quite chilly.. I probably snorkelled around for a good half an hour before I had to come back into shore. The water is very clear.. plenty of coral formations and some pretty nice looking fish (and heaps of sea anenomes—I was pretty reluctant to put my feet down on to the ground!) After snorkelling earlier this year in Hawaii I was a little disappointed with the coral but I guess like anything seeing some coral is better than none!

After getting quite chilly I decided to swim my way back into shore and return to my spot in the sunshine to warm back up! Lunch was another tasty affair (beef curry) and after lunch we all fell into a bit of dozy afternoon.. sleeping, blogging, emailing etc. By the time 3pm had rolled around it was really quite cold and we were all sitting in the mess with our jumpers, jeans and blankets wrapped around us!

I had an early night owing to a raging headache and went straight to bed after a really pretty sweet, relaxing day in the sunshine on the Red Sea… Gosh life is tough at the moment!!

Posted by weary_feet 23:19 Archived in Egypt

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