We are at the head of the Red Sea – sailing in the Gulf of Suez today, after coming out of the Gulf of Aqaba and around the Sinai Peninsula last night. Reaching Port Suez, we need to drop anchor by 11pm, and then jostle for a place in the convoy through the Suez Canal tomorrow.
This passage through the Suez Canal brings welcome changes in the style of our cruising holiday. The forecast of 35 degrees for Port Suez, becomes 22 degrees in Port Said – heralding a much more amenable Mediterranean climate. I can look forward to dining more under the stars on deck!