Today, we're due to cruise to Edfu and Kom Ombo, where the tourists will disembark for their excursions. We'll see what we come across on the way, shall we?
A little further on, and we come across something which I've never noticed before, although it looks like it's been there for quite some time:
As always, the working man has to make his living. Fishermen are ubiquitous on the Nile. "Early to bed and early to rise", and all that:
Back to the daily reality of work, and here are the reed gatherers, filling a Nile barge with their harvest.
Heading back to our cabin, for a snooze before breakfast, I took a few snaps around the reception area. (I hope you'll forgive the UFO's, which are actually bits of muck which have managed to worm their way into the lens. The camera is, at this very moment, in the camera shop getting sorted.)
And how about these for a surprise on a Nile cruise boat?
Like just about all Nile cruise boats, the central staircase is an impressive feature:
There are some pretty remote hamlets along the Nile; like this one:
First stop for the eager tourists was Edfu, where caleches ferry them to the temple. It can be a terrifying trip, as the drivers here don't seem to have much sympathy for their animals, and sometimes gallop them through the streets much to the tourist's chagrin.
I was much more interested in the town's other main form of transport:
I'm convinced that there's some sort of correlation here to the aliens which are spreading over England and just biding their time until they make their move and take control of our once proud country!!!!
Perhaps the following couple of pictures might convince you too, Dear Reader, that there is definitely something "going on" here in this cradle of civilisation?
It's obvious that they're some sort of signalling thingy! They're multi-coloured plastic parcels!!!!!