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Old 10-03-2010, 08:30   #16
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Glad to hear you made it!!!! I've been wondering about you guys for the past week or so, but didn't want to jinx anything by mentioning it out loud. Can't wait to hear those stories.

P.S. Sorry about your hardship- it must've been really tough running out of beer! I thought you made your own onboard?

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Old 10-03-2010, 08:32   #17
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:38   #18
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glad you made it safe and sound! Would love to hear more specifics about your adventures. The pictures on your website are fantastic!
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:19   #19

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Originally Posted by Bill Shuman View Post
Of course, I'm glad you are ok.. You said "The whole pirate thing was all too close for comfort and quite full on". Was it really worth the risk?...
I knew Mark would be fine. It's just plain old professional courtesy for one Pirate to let another Pirate pass through .

Seriously, congratulations on making what I'm certain was a tough leg of the trip.

Have a beer on me!!
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:21   #20
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Like everyone, I was concerned about you guys also. Conratulations and after the beer and burgers, fill us in.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:41   #21
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Congrats on the safe passage!.. Have a Stella for me and avoid the skunked bottles (Lived in Egypt 18 months w/ work in another life - spectacular diving around Ras Mohammed, Dahab, Naama Bay - Have fun!

Where to after Egypt? Will you be heading to the Med?

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:46   #22
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Congrats Mark, glad you two made it safely. Were you in the convoy with Cap't Fatty?

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:09   #23
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Ditto all the posts, stay safe and enjoy!
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:12   #24
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I wondered where you guys were. Glad to hear that all is well. How was the convoy, other than slow?
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:15   #25
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Nice trip Mark! Are you going to be tourists and go inland to visit Luxor before you head on up to the Suez?
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Old 13-03-2010, 21:48   #26
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Wait a minute. You made an offshore passage in a Beneteau and it didn't fall apart at the seams?! I can't believe it! What'll all the naysayers have to talk about?
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Old 13-03-2010, 22:39   #27
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Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
Great to hear you are safe. Pirates are not something I would want to see close up.
...I would, just before I shoot 'em!

On the taxi coments. $20-$30 is generaly max fare for the ride, drivers have nothing to lose by trying to con you by asking per person when you get out. Bigger cities actually have laws to protect the tourism trade against taxi robbery. Threaten to report a crooked driver to the authority and he'll back down quickly. Me and the gang used to taxi all over and we'd fit as many as possible in one car . I'll be in Dubai for 6 mo later this year, should be fun.
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Old 13-03-2010, 23:14   #28
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Well done you guys. I am sure, that like me, the rest of CF has had you in their prayers this past week, wondering when you would be re-appearing. Enjoy the beer, enjoy the burgers!!
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Old 13-03-2010, 23:16   #29
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Great news - well done both of you. Fantastic to hear you're safe, particularly where you've been. Those beers and burgers are well deserved!
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Welcome to our neck of the woods, glad you made it safely.

Have just appointed us (Sam & myself) the Cruisers forum's unofficial social representatives in Cairo!

So if you plan to come up to Cairo some time soon we would love to have you over for drinks at our house.


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