Sinai Strolling - Coastal Bimble
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After a day of diving @diveratt and myself decided to go and have a look see at what was outside the hotel and down the beachfront. We had seen a glimpse of it as we exited the resort in the toyota truck on our way to the dive sites along the coast.
It was the usual, warm dry, clear desert late afternoon sunny weather and just the perfect temperature for a good long stroll to work up an appetite for the huge amounts of food on offer at the hotel later.
We politely decined the offer of beach horse & camel rides as well as quad bikes because walking was on our agenda.
Every little beachfront cafe seemed to have an appointed Jedi trying to mind trick us politely into entering but the force is strong with us and we didn’t succumb to the mind manipulation.
To be fair they were very quirky and cool and on any other day I’d probably have been happy to chill out, drink tea and smoke a shisha pipe in one but such was the pleasant afternoon desert vibe, strolling was all we wanted or cared for.
But tempting……. Very tempting.
These rag rug, hammock swinging beach front cafes really took my mind back to 1993 when this was what Dahab looked like but has now been quite developed and I will be doing a strolling post there soon to show the difference.
But for now I was lost in a timewarp. I could have been transported back to 1993 if any of the camels on the beach had a flux capacitor and the ability to run at 88mph!
This is indeed a throwback to those times and I was happy to see that this experience can still be had in this part of the world.
And the camels certainly won’t be doing 88mph either 🤣😉.
This blue fronted cafe really made me smile. It stood out in a nice way amongst the rest and I liked the style of using painted blue rubber tyres and old bicycle wheels for decorative effect. The blue in the desert echos the blue of the sea. Lovely.
Seems this might be where bicycles come to die…
At the end of the long stretch of waterfront bedouin cafes were more quad bikes
And the other more traditional off road vehicles with humps
But little else and we were getting a thirst on in the dry desert heat
So about face, return to base!
It seemed as though a mirage in the distance and felt like a longer walk back than I remembered. Thirsty as we were we had cold beverages in mind of a kind the Bedouin cafes were not serving and sugary black tea was not on our agenda.
Oh so nearly there as the unfinished resort next to ours started to get closer and closer.
And then finally back to the hotel and greeted by the signt of my friendly bartender in what I called my beer oasis.
Mmmmm beeeer. Perfect drink in the 🌵 desert in my humble opinion.
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What a great walk and a fun read
resorts are nice for sure but the old style places sure have a charm to them
Thanks for joining the Wednesday, its always fun for me to visit the walks from all around the world, getting a feel for communities where people live and what they see on their daily walks
Wednesday walk is always on my mind on these strolls😃
have a good day and weekend
Thanks @tattoodjay ! You too
Wow. The colours of the sand, sea and sky are very impressive! Looks fantastic!
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I think I need to lay off the beer 😄
Nahhhhhhhhh lay of the biscuits
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It sounds like you had an amazing day exploring the beachfront and enjoying the warm desert weather. Your pictures and descriptions are vivid and really transport the reader to the moment. It's great to see that some of the old charm of the area is still present and that you were able to enjoy it. Keep up the good work in capturing and sharing your experiences!
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Thank you @old-man-chu58 . Was great to revisit this area after a 30 year absence and still really love it! These days thats not always the case as we are often left contemplating the destruction of what we believed had more charm and character. Was super nice not to feel this on this occasion
You be walking! I would walk a few miles for a cold one in the desert heat! The coolest of pictures. You know how to live, for sure!
Thanks @dswigle .The beer tasted soooo good after that walk I assure you :)
To experience the desert is still a fairway dream for me. Looks like a fun long walk!
The desert has a peculiar beauty thats almost magnetic. But the little oasis and towns are wonderful
Riding camels is something that I'd love to experience one day, but I heard lots of aspects about that, from how hard is to get down from one haha, to how bad they are treated too. So I'm not very sure this should be considered an experience anymore :)
Getting on and off not so much of an issue but you raise a fair point about treatment. The thing we noticed was though they were everywhere and are considered of high value. So I’m guessing like most things there will be owners that do and owners that don’t treat them well.
Haha, I wonter who the Jedi was, them or you. Can't wait to find your strolling post from back then in your blog. You have photos from the trip thirty years ago? !invest_vote