I have now managed to dip into three oceans – the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian! Here’s the view of the Red Sea from Ain Suhkna, about 1 1/2 hours away from Cairo through the desert. I wish I had the guts to take a picture of the women swimming in Burq’inis, but it seemed too disrespectful. Women on the beach would bathe in everything from itsy bitsy bikinis to full burqas. Which surprised me – I originally thought a Burq’ini was going to be a resort drink. D’uh. Instead it is a modest diving suit with hood covering a woman from the top of her head down. It’s a very odd site to see a woman swimming with full coverage next to a man swimming with very little (so little you occasionally wished he had more) coverage.
The view includes the mountains off in the distant desert.