To me one of the huge benefits to traveling is that when something happens somewhere in the world you have a frame a reference. You can picture in your mind where it is. The sights and sounds (and sometimes even the smells) come back to you. They put you back into the very spot when you were there. Especially now, in a pandemic, it makes you realize how lucky you were to have had the experiences.
As I've been watching and reading about the cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal, I can say I was there. I know where it's at. I know that sand. I know why it's causing such a great disruption to shipping traffic.
So for those who wish they could have experienced cruising the Suez Canal, today I'm resharing our November 2019 cruise through the Suez Canal.
Now, welcome to the Suez Canal from my blog post November 16, 2019:
Hello from the Suez Canal! Did you know the Suez Canal divides the continents of Africa and Asia?
|As we are going southbound, Africa is on your right and Asia is on your left.|
|Ever see sunrise over the small strip of Egypt|
on the continent of Asia? Now you have.
|While it looks as if the ship is docked along the sand,|
it is actually transiting the western canal.