In April we left Abu Tig marina and did a 30 hour passage to Port
Suez. We arrived in Port Suez on the 6th. of April and spent 2 days
on a mooring while we waited to enter the canal. The transit took
another 2 days with an overnight stop at Ismaliya. When we reached Port
Said late in the afternoon of the second day, we dropped the pilot and kept
going, arriving in Tel Aviv the following afternoon, the 10th. of April..
Approaching the Gulf of Suez...lots of oil rigs and shipping.
Moored nose to tail at the Suez Yacht Club
The club house at the Yacht Club
A French submarine leading the morning convoy heading north
Our friends on "Zampa" entering the canal next to an LNG tanker
Fishermen on the Great Bitter Lake playing chicken with a car carrier
Our pilot hard at work
Fishermen sailing home on the Great Bitter Lake
Soldiers exercising with a pontoon bridge. There must have been
least 30 pontoon bridges along the canal.
Guard post...there were armed sentries at least every 500 metres.
Approaching an Anzac bridge lookalike
Over taken by the Queen Victoria. Ships do nine knots in the
and we did 7 -8 knots
Ismaliya Yacht Club - run by the Suez Canal Authority
The historic Port Authority building at Port Said
Mosque at Port Said
Israel patrol boat checks us out
Approaching Tel Aviv