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Felucca Safari Day 2

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Relaxing on the Felucca on the Nile

After a fairly good night’s sleep and a sleep in! (first one in days) we were looking forward to another relaxing day on the Felucca. Breakfast was similar to what we had out in the desert with the Bedouins so not too exciting. We sailed down the river for a while before stopping for lunch, sunbath and swim.  It was really refreshing swimming in the Nile we just made sure we didn’t swallow any! Although it was clean because there was no Industry for miles only primitive natural farming and the river flowed fairly quickly so no chance of picking up Bilharzias.  Going to the loo was a bit of an ordeal. Where we had pulled up there was one lone bush about 100 meters away and that was it! We trundled over to it only to find a farmer wasn’t too far away and was looking at us, so we headed back to the Nile and decided go in there instead!!  So we polluted it ourselves LOL!  After more sailing, relaxing, playing cards and draughts we finally pull up to a nice beach spot with palms and this was going to be our camp spot for the night.

Felucca on the Nile
  We asked to gather firewood, which was a bit of a challenge given there was only palm trees! We managed to scrape together wood, dinner was cooked for us then the fun began. The Nubians got out their drums and starting singing, the beer and spirits were unleased from the esky and some of the group got horribly drunk!  I stayed off the alcohol as I was still recovering from mummy tummy.  Another boat pulled up only about 100 meters away and they too started having a party with their Nubian guides singing and playing the same songs. Must be all they know ‘She will be coming round the mountain’!  Their party wasn’t as rowdy as ours so the night ended with our neighbours complaining about us!!!

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Relaxing on the Felucca on the Nile
Relaxing on the Felucca on the Nile
Felucca on the Nile
Felucca on the Nile
Felucca
Felucca
Cleaning the Feluccas
Cleaning the Felucca's
Playing cards on the Felucca
Playing cards on the Felucca
Playing Backgammon on the Felucca
Playing Backgammon on the Felucca
Lunch on the Felucca
Lunch on the Felucca
Feluccas on the Nile
Felucca's on the Nile
A farm boy on the banks of the Nile
A farm boy on the banks of the Nile
Party time with the Nubians
Party time with the Nubian's
Partying with the Nubians
Partying with the Nubian's
Dancing around the fire
Dancing around the fire
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photo by: Vikram