Abu Tig Marina
I’m not going to go on about more trials and tribulations of our Red Sea passage except to say that we were within 40 miles of Port Ghalib for two days. This is a boat that can easily make a 140 miles a day with decent conditions. It was so frustrating not getting anywhere. Once, during my 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. watch the G.P.S. estimated we would be in Ghalib about the time the sun came up. Just the thought of being moored and off the sea buoyed my spirits. The preceding week of wind, steep seas and system failures had pushed me to my limit as far as being on the boat was concerned. At 1:00 I woke Gene and took my turn to sleep. Three hours later, when Gene woke me, the wind had died completely and the GPS now calculated our arrival at Port Ghalib to be thirty-six hours away. My spirits plummeted like a Peregrine falcon in a stoop.
One of the many really good restaraunts in the marina.
El GounaThe Abu Tig marina is located in the little city of El Gouna. It is a beautiful little spot that attracts people year round. In winter, the British and Europeans come down here to escape the northern winters, and in summer, the place is alive with kite-surfers, divers, history buffs, vacationers and the like. The marina has been managed by Philip Jones since it’s inception six years ago. The staff is excellent, and the place is so clean and perfect, it has a Disneyland air about it.
Movenpick Resort, El Gouna
El Gouna and Marina beach at sunset