A BRIEF HOLIDAY FROM "ACH, WAAROM..."
AUGUST 23 TILL AUGUST 30 2001
On august 23 2001 we left for Hurghada with 6 persons: Sander, Tjeerd, Iris, me, Romke and Bas.
We booked the Shedwan Golden Beach hotel, because you can go walking to the boats of Aquanaut.
From the balcony you have a view in the direction of the harbour, and you can see a small part of the swimmingpool. It seemd a good option to use the swimmingpool to get rid of the salt on our bodies, but apparently lots of poeple thought the same. And yes, that crazy neighbour 3 balconies further...
Aquanaut's boats and their crew were very much to our satisfaction.
Refreshments are a necessity in such a climat, so every now and then there was something switched between the Aquanaut I and the Aquanaut II (where we had our fun). Calamari, the cook, and Mahmout, the captain hepled with our equipment before and after the dive. (Why not during the dive, I wonder?) Achmed and also Hoessein gave good briefings and are nice persons.
Most of the time Iris and I were buddies, and Romke, Tjeerd and Sander formed a threesome. Bas did the dives with Achmed, from who he could learn a lot and who could show him more nice things to see. Later on in the week Tjeerd did some dives with Iris and me and we had some buddy-changes. Sander and Iris have been enjoying snorkling.
Actually we all have been snorkling: with the dolphins!!!!
But under the water is lots of beautiful to be seen. Here's a small collection:
At the hotel were lots of cats (gee, Mozes seems to be fat compared to them!) who are accustomed to guests.
Although we have booked half pension (there was no other way) we regularly ate out. Ofcourse also at Nelson's!
And an egyptian holiday is not a real holiday without smoking a waterpipe!
To make the page more fun, the pieces in red have been written by all of us during the last supper.
AnD PLEaSE SIGN mY gUEstboOk !!!