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Camels on the beach! So much for those signs.

After landing in the resort town of Dahab, we wandered about town doing our best to deal with the hundreds of people asking us to eat at their restaurant. There are about 100 or so along the coast, and they have to compete with one another for business.  We did find a place to grab drinks later and chilled there til we could take no more excitement. It was the latest place to hit the beach and the owner who is part Egyptian and part French sat with us and chatted a while.  He just hired this guy from Vancouver to work for him as well, so we talked with him a while about his trip. He quit a job as well and has no real plans to return home. 

We finally got a load of sleep, which meant a late start to our day today.

Bob's breakfast.
  But we have no schedule or plans, so it doesn't matter in the least.  We went to the dive shop recommeded by Vancouver and rented snorkel gear and found some loungers for the day. There are great reefs right here in Dahab and we snorkeled around those for a while today. This was my first time ever snorkeling and I love it! I so wish I had an underwater camera.  The colors of the fish are so vibrant and beautiful.  The shapes and sizes are amazing as well.  You just hang there looking down at the reef and all its activity.  It is truly a different world.  I am now inspired to get certified to scuba dive, which I most certainly can do somewhere along the way. I know Bob got certified while in Honduras and it only takes about three pretty intensive days.  Anyway, I was a bit jealous of the scuba divers deep down at the bottom, although I have to admit I am a bit intimidated by the sea.  Fish are darting in and out of places and I don't recognize any one of them, but it is fun exploring.  Tomorrow we may head out to another place that promises even better diving and snorkeling.  But first we have just one more night here in Dahab so I plan to make the most of it and maybe grab a good seafood dinner and check out the "filthy gorgeous deco art show" at the Tree Club tonight.  I don't know if my companions are up for it, but it sounds intriguing.

mswim says:
Glad you got to experience snorkeling, it's an absolute blast! Having an underwater camera handy is always helpful. I've enjoyed reading about your trip, I hope you continue to have a safe journey!
Posted on: Oct 21, 2007
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Camels on the beach!  So much for …
Camels on the beach! So much for…
Bobs breakfast.
Bob's breakfast.
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