In the wee hours of the morning of November 8/9, we entered the Suez Canal. Ships go through the Suez Canal in convoys, two southbound convoys each day and one northbound.
Lots of partying, though I missed all that, heading to bed around 10:30 pm. By the time I was up and around on November 9th, the ship was in Bitter Lake, as our convoy waited for the northbound convoy to go past before we could proceed.
|Some ships waiting with us in Bitter Lake|
Then it was our turn to depart Bitter Lake heading south. We were second in our convoy.
|View from our ship, looking back at the boats following us in our convoy|
I was surprised, when looking at the banks of the Suez Canal, how very different the West Side was from the East Side.
|Egypt West Side of the Suez Canal, urbanized and green|
|Another view of west side of Suez Canal|
|East Side of Suez Canal, Sinai Penninsula|
|Another view of the Sinai Penninsula side|