End of day 5.....A long hard one today...

Beyond the Saddle ....Cairo to Cape Town
Howard Fairbank
Wed 17 Jan 2007 13:23
End of day 5.....A long hard one today...40km climb from the Red Sea up over the mountain pass, and through to the real desert, then 100km through the desert to our campsite about 70km from Luxor...not quite in the middle of nowhere but almost...its a intermediate water pump station.....pumping water from the Nile through to the towns on the Gulf of Suez...basically the direction I have just come.

Scenery today was quite dramatic through the pass, then quite boring desert, with the occassional wonderful dune formation and wind sculptured buttresses.

Luxor tomorrow, and a well earned day off on friday!