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June 28, 2005

Dire Straits of Tiran

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 Sharm el Sheikh/Ras Mohammed, Egypt: At 6 AM, after another night of sleeping aboard the dive boat, we motored off from Sharm to the Straits of Tiran. The entry-point from the greater Red Sea into the...

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June 27, 2005

Tuna, Trucks and Toilets

Monday, June 27, 2005 Sharm el Sheikh/Ras Mohammed, Egypt: My second trip out to the Thistlegorm was far better than my first. True, it wouldn't take much for that to be the case, but the last dive of the day,...

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June 25, 2005

Out Again...

Thursday (afternoon), June 23 to Saturday, June 25, 2005 Dahab, Egypt: Dan, Adam and I spent a few hours on Thursday afternoon sitting by a swimming pool smoking cigarettes, drinking rum (not a lot of it) and stating a number...

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June 23, 2005

Diving the Thistlegorm: A Fatal Accident on the Red Sea

Sharm el Sheikh/Ras Mohammed, Egypt Thursday, June 23, 2005: This isn't the happiest of posts and I'm writing it more as a cautionary tale than for the sake of remembering something I stand little chance of forgetting. I saw a...

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June 22, 2005

Diving Dahab

Monday, June 20 to Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Dahab, Egypt: The Red Sea was formed over 30 million years ago as the plates between Africa and Arabia drifted apart and a flood of water rushed in to fill up the...

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June 19, 2005

To Dahab

Sunday, June 19, 2005 Cairo to Dahab, Egypt: Cairo's main long-distance bus station isn't particularly large, nor populous at 7 in the morning, but it nevertheless manages to be painfully confusing for the non-Arabic speaker. I sat on a bench...

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June 18, 2005

Return to Cairo

Friday, June 17 to Saturday, June 18, 2005: Cairo, Egypt: I was dead tired and stuck in a mile-long traffic-jam with shrieking horns and sirens, hollering street-vendors and the blaring voice of a Muezzin all competing for my attention. It...

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