(10/13/2011) Taba: Red Sea
Day for relaxing in the All-inclusive resort Sol y Mar Sea Star with Red Sea
beach, pools, bars… If even with that we would wish to go out
somewhere, we could do a trip to Pharaoh’s island or Coloured Canyon.
This last one is less likely, though.
It’s time for relax and we assume that since the
beginning by appearing at breakfast buffet at 9:55 when it closes at
10:00. But they’re kind enough as per clearing the parts as we’re
finishing on them. At 11:15 we’re on the beach, on Red Sea. We take
some soft drinks at bar there and we’re offered to snorkel quite soon.
This activity is not included, but it costs 5€ for both: my wife and
me. We take the pedal boat they included in price and drive it to the
My first experience with snorkel is very fast and negative:
the same second I’ve gone off and back in the boat at the instant I’ve
felt beaten by an urchin. We’re very clumsy at the beginning and Eva is
beaten too. Once we organize and we start snorkeling properly, when
looking under sea surface we’re witnesses of a wonderful spectacle. In
the middle of an unimaginable calm the reef is looking full of sponges,
anemones, etc… That kind of life we only saw in Cousteu documentaries.
Around us, colorful fishes are wandering as if we were not there. The
best moment is when I found myself surrounded by a big shoal of
silvered little fishes.
I don’t know for how long we’re there because we don’t want
come back, but we finally do. We haven’t noticed we’ve been getting
further from the beach and we must spend our energies by pedaling.
Some more time on this clear waters beach and we
come back to the hotel for our lunch buffet.
We spend afternoon at pool area, using the bar on
it. Life is wonderful as far as we don’t lose our bracelet
During this time I go to reception in a moment for asking to
our driver, the one from yesterday. I want to tie our trip to Cairo for
tomorrow morning but I look for a discount by telling him I’ve been
offered going to Cairo by taxi by 80€, but for the same price we would
prefer going with him as we already know him and his van. He accepts
the new price and we schedule to meet at hotel entrance at 9:00h or
calling when we’re ready.
After dinner we join to the show is performed on the Disco, along other
customers, almost all of them from Russia. There we dance and take some
spirits until our body and mind suggest to go to bed.