Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-04-2009, 04:48   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ain Sukhna, Egypt
Boat: Windship, cutter, 60'
Posts: 11
Hello from Egypt

Hello everyone,

My husband and I are currently living in Egypt, but are from Canada originally. Two more years and we are living the dream..... my husband will retire and we will live aboard and sail the world.
__________________

__________________
Windship60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 04:56   #2
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windship60 View Post

My husband and I are currently living in Egypt,
Welcome

I was stuck with a boat in Pt Said for a few weeks.. LOL
the people were nice.

Whats the cruising potential of Egypt?


Mark
__________________

__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 06:31   #3
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yemen & Lebanon... the sailboat is in Lebenon, the dhow is in Yemen
Boat: 1978 CT48 & 65ft Cargo Dhow
Posts: 5,816
Images: 139
Welcome....are you going to start while your still in the area....the med is a pretty good head start!
__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 07:16   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ain Sukhna, Egypt
Boat: Windship, cutter, 60'
Posts: 11
Actually our boat is currently in Fort Lauderdale ....

The Red Sea is gorgeous though.... just make sure you go through the Suez Canal and miss the pirates down south in Somalia. The diving is amazing and the people are great... definitely somewhere we want to come back to.
__________________
Windship60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 07:44   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
maxingout's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fort Pierce, Phoenix
Boat: Privilege 39 Catamaran, Exit Only
Posts: 2,606
We loved sailing in the Red Sea, and the best marina in the Red Sea is Abu Tig Marina at al Gouna. $150 per month at an awesome marina and resort facility. It's a great base from which to tour Egypt.

Check out these pictures of Abu Tig!

ABU TIG MARINA* One of your final treats in your voyage up the Red Sea is a stop at Abu Tig Marina
__________________
Dave -Sailing Vessel Exit Only

http://SailingUNI.com
http://maxingout.com
http://PositiveThinkingSailor.com
maxingout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 09:29   #6
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yemen & Lebanon... the sailboat is in Lebenon, the dhow is in Yemen
Boat: 1978 CT48 & 65ft Cargo Dhow
Posts: 5,816
Images: 139
Great pics on that link, thanks Dave, thats a nice looking marina with good rates.
__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 15:15   #7
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Hey Dave,

Great photos!

I love the little man made island in the marina.

Mark
__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 21:23   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
maxingout's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fort Pierce, Phoenix
Boat: Privilege 39 Catamaran, Exit Only
Posts: 2,606
We rarely stayed in Marinas, and so we felt like we were in the lap of luxury at Abu Tig. Our last marina before Egypt was Malaysia.

The great advantage of Abu Tig was that we knew Exit Only would be secure during our eight day tour of Egypt. Security is an issue in some locations in Egypt, and having the boat at Abu Tig made our sojurn in Egypt extremely pleasant. Plus they have some of the best kite surfing in the world at Al Gouna at Mangrovy Beach, a ten minute walk from the marina. For those who want to fly like an eagle, it doesn't get much better than that.



__________________
Dave -Sailing Vessel Exit Only

http://SailingUNI.com
http://maxingout.com
http://PositiveThinkingSailor.com
maxingout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2009, 23:46   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Blue Mountains, Australia
Posts: 45
G'day and welcome Windship

Had a glorious 3 weeks after joining yacht in Abu Tig and going through the Suez Canal before heading off into the Med. Many memories including being held by Egyptian navy for 48 hours in Mersa Thelemat and the "joys" of refuelling in Ismallia.
__________________
markje4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-04-2009, 05:40   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ain Sukhna, Egypt
Boat: Windship, cutter, 60'
Posts: 11
El Gouna is beautiful.... as is most of the coast along the Red Sea. The military here is taken very seriously, so don't take any photos or you WILL end up losing your camera gear and having a very long chat about why you felt the need to take the photo. So not worth it.
__________________
Windship60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-04-2009, 09:23   #11
Ram
Registered User
 
Ram's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cruising Greece
Boat: Cat in the med & Trawler in Florida
Posts: 2,298
Images: 27
I hear the diving there is Great, im thinking of spending next winter there , I just dropped the marina a note asking how much will it cost?
Sounds like a pain in the ass going thru the cannel with the piloits reading Daves log
__________________
Ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-04-2009, 19:19   #12
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Aloha and Welcome aboard!
Its good to have you posting here and am looking forward to hearing your adventures.
Kind regards,
JohnL
__________________
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-04-2009, 21:22   #13
Senior Cruiser
 
maxingout's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fort Pierce, Phoenix
Boat: Privilege 39 Catamaran, Exit Only
Posts: 2,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ram View Post
I hear the diving there is Great, im thinking of spending next winter there , I just dropped the marina a note asking how much will it cost?
Sounds like a pain in the ass going thru the cannel with the piloits reading Daves log
The Suez Canal transit should be regarded as an adventure that you don't take too seriously. The pilots on your boat really aren't pilots. They are crew members off tugs and other canal employees on an official boondoggle designed to extract a tip from you and keep you from getting run down by a ship. They do know the rules of the road, and they should keep you out of trouble. If you don't give them a tip, there isn't anything they can do, except have a pilot boat hit your fenders with a good thump.

It's mostly theatre and drama on their part, and if you don't take it seriously, they will most likely wratchet down their acting out. They like psychodrama, especially if they think they can get a bigger tip through drama and intimidation.

Most of the people we knew had a pleasant relationship with their pilot, and no matter how much you give them for a tip, they will want more. We expected it and didn't care. All I wanted from them was a safe transit of the canal, and whether they were happy or sad didn't matter to me.
__________________

__________________
Dave -Sailing Vessel Exit Only

http://SailingUNI.com
http://maxingout.com
http://PositiveThinkingSailor.com
maxingout is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Egypt

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Egypt: Not Told For Hours That Ferry Sank CaptainK Indian Ocean & Red Sea 0 08-02-2006 00:36



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:12.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.