Cruising the Nile River towards Kom Ombo
Trip Start Jan 26, 2010
81Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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The M.S. Medea Cruise Ship
In the afternoon, the M.S. Medea sailed towards Kom Ombo on the calm waters of the Nile River. The weather was in the high twenties and we fully took advantage of it by lounging on the top deck and enjoying the landscape slowly go by. We couldn't have asked for any better weather. The sky was blue and the breeze quite refreshing.
Just like yesterday, women were seen washing their dishes and clothes in the river while children played nearby. Some would wave at us while yelling hellos whereas others would totally ignore us probably because of being used to the constant traffic of all the ships on the river. Clothes would be drying in the sun along the muddy colour brick houses while goats would be chewing on hay right next to them.
On both sides of the Nile, high sand dunes appeared wonderfully against the richness of the lush green vegetation and palm trees. A train would go by on dry land along the river at much faster speed than the ship.
Various species of birds were seen flying along the river or simply floating in the polluted river. Fishermen would try their luck of the day by tossing in the river their fish nets.
Thankful for restful sailing along the Nile River!