Nice walk, with good views of the Cheron. While you walk the same trail to go and come-back, the views are completely different. There are ruins many Borie, and the “borie de Pons” was the most complete I’ve seen.
Mr Pugh, a maritime lawyer and environmental campaigner from London, swam a kilometre (.62 miles) at the Geographic North Pole to highlight the effects of global warming. At -1.8C (28.76F), it is believed to be the coldest water a human has ever swum in.
This the 2nd day in Egypt we were getting into our vacation stride. Still up early, 6am, after a well deserved and well needed night sleep.
We headed across the town of Edfou on a horse drawn carriage to the Edfou Temple . There were plenty of people. We found it interesting that most of the kids would shout French to us and not English. There was plenty of activity in the town.
We then left Edfou and had a wonderful four hour cruse to Kom Omob. We sat outside. I read and relaxed. Julia and Steven did tanning by the on-board swimming pool. They did a great BBQ off the back of the boat. The senery which passed by was great. The Kom Ombo temple sit more or less right on the Nile . It was nice to take a break from doing nothing on the boat and get some exercise.
After the sunset at 5:15pm we headed for an evening cruse to Assouan which we would explore the next day.
Up at 5am to catch the 7:05 shuttle for Orly. Arrived on time and got checked in a bit less than two hours before the flight to Luxor was to leave. All was good, until they announced the flight would be one hour late. After this departure time passed, they offered to buy a drink (well after lunchtime). The flight left five hours late.
The flight was OK. Only a snack, so we were hungry when we arrived. The tour group handled the visa formalities and transport well. We arrived at the boat nice and tired around 10:30pm. Steven was impressed that it was so big (a “moving apartment building”). Dinner was at 11pm. We were told the plan was to wake-up at 4:45am to go see the sights!
A double loop ride this time from RLP, to Chateauneuf, Opio, Grasse, back to Chateauneuf, then to Plascassier, Valbonne, Le Bois-Fleuri and back to RLP. The only hard bit is the last up in Grasse and that is only for 100 meters.
We did a nice tour from Roquefort, Biot, Sophia, Valbonne and then back to Roquefort. The only tough up was entering Sophia from Biot.
This live map shows the route. The only hard bit was from Biot to Green Sides in Sophia. I used GPS Visualizer to create the live map from my GPS data–very cool.
The Distance vs Elevation profile below shows a one up and one down with many small ups/downs. (click on it for full size image).
Steven and I had a good time at the Nice/Paris PSG soccer match. Other than getting lost trying to find the stadium (who knew Nice had to stadiums?), we had a great time. Lucked out with the weather too. See the photos after the break. Continue reading Nice/Paris PSG Soccer Match