Tuesday March 23. Cruising down the Nile. We Left Luxor at 9 am and headed south towards Aswan. This is not your luxury cruise ship !!! It's a lot smaller and not so fancy as the Princess Cruise ship we took to Alaska. Very comfortable, good food, good company, and the crew couldn't have been nicer. It is hot here on the Nile, but there is a small swimming pool that we use to cool down and enjoy. The Nile is plentiful with plantations of bananas, sugar cane and fields of other produce growing on both sides.
Beyond that is a golden desert and HOT. At dinner the first night, we met our table mates, Doc and Susie from California and Maryann and Mark from the UK.
The food at lunch consisted of multiple dishes of vegetables and meat, a wonderful salad bar and of course, a dessert bar. Today we spend cruising the river. There is a canal we will pass through around midnight . Only one cruise ship can go through the lock at a time so we wait....
Oh did I mention, there are processing plants spewing out lots of smoke and from the fields were they burn the sugar cane. Everyone onboard is suffering from sinus problems because of it.