Unusually low water levels for this time of year were no problem for the captain and crew of the SS Misr. Traditional depth sounding methods employed for thousands of years, kept us off the many sandbanks between Aswan and Cairo.
Our two wonderful guides, Medhat and Ehab
The ever helpful Wael, our steward, takes a well earned rest.
While the passengers explore the Great Temple of Aten during their full day at Amarna, the crew prepare a lunch-time feast at the rest house, a much appreciated surprise for our passenges
An unexpected bonus for our passengers was having AWT's geology expert Colin Reader as a fellow passenger. He was able to discuss the Unfinished Obelisk from a different perspective.
Believe it or not, this passenger is ecstatically happy, if not a little dusty. He has just had the thrilling adventure of crawling into Mastaba 17 at Meidum, as well as successfully getting back out!
Always a warm welcome and always fascinating to observe everyday life
Returning to the cabin to find the latest masterpiece in towel art.
On arriving in Luxor, our accompanying tour expert, Dr Kent Weeks, invited the group to visit his exciting NEW LIBRARY PROJECT
Pylons still come in pairs and the Nile is still a commercial life line.
Negotiating locks, bridges and barrages caused a lot of local excitement, although the fishermen (below) needed to concentrate on other things
The on board entertainment to make sure we made it through was also not to be missed. Loads of room!!!