What a start to the day I had, 3:30 wake up call to get to the airport in time to catch a flight to Abu Simbel, this meant that I had only 2 and a half hours sleep for the night. The flight took about 45 minutes which meant that as soon as you had gone up you came down again, if I had taken the bus convoy it would have taken me 3 hours to get there. Abu Simbel was a quiet town, I was picked up and driven to the temples, the sheer scale of these made the fact that to save them, they had to be moved to where they are now and you could not tell where the cuts that were made to move them was. I was here for about an hour before I was taken to the airport to go back to Aswan, the flight from Abu Simbel arrived 15 minutes earlier than scheduled.
This is where I met my next guide Radwan, and taken to the "The High Dam", to me it was just a dam with so much more water in it than any of WA's dams, but to the Egyptians it means so much, their dams supply vast amounts of electricity to all of Egypt.
Once this was over I was taken to a section of the river and hopped onto a boat we were off to the Philae Temple, and sat and ate lunch, one thing about Egypt is their cats, I expected to see them but not to the degree I have here, they were everywhere and you literally had to shoo them away while eating, I copped a nice scratch from one of these cute cats.
With the tour of Philae Temple over is was off to a motor boat and a cruise around Elephantine Island and then to the cruise boat.
I managed to get a pic of a Kingfisher in the distance, as these are hard to see.
What a full-on day this had been.