Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Felluca - chilling on the Nile

Spent a lovely relaxing day on a Fellucca - the design is the same from 5,000 years ago.

This is the Captain getting ready to pray. Felluca boatmen spend their life on the boat so that means going to the front of the boat @ prayertime & doing your thing. He was also drinking straight from the Nile!!!! & explained he's been doing it since he was young.

Captain Kiwi

Rower bringing lunch to the boats

The children from the villages along the riverbank often swim out to the boats & get pulled through the water.

The local ferry

Children playing along the riverbank

A Nubian village

For thousands of years the Nile has been a means of transport as well as providing irrigation for agriculture - you can see from the Nile the desert directly behind the trees.

St George & the Reggae boys from Europe to Africa

Location:El Khatar - Aswan,,Egypt

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