Day 286 Nile Felucca
In the morning after brekky and a quick Nubian henna tattooing, we re-board our felucca to spend a day out on the river and then a night under the stars. Our Nubian sailing crew provides all the meals, which are hearty and delicious.
A felucca, by the way, is a traditional wooden boat with broad canvas sails. The boat has a canopy that offers shade and protection from the elements, however there is no cabin or enclosed section, this is the sailing adventure of a lifetime, drifting serenely up and down the nile.
Before we sleep outside on the deck of the felucca on mattresses (blankets provided, a sleeping bag is recommended as during the colder months (which we are squarely in) it can get very cold at night (as low as 5°C)!
Since there are no toilets on board our Nile felucca, we get occasional necessary riverbank toilet stops some can truly bond with nature… cows, donkeys and locals alike! Nonetheless, watching the sun setting across the Nile in the evening is a sight I’ll always remember.. as was literally sleeping under the stars all like and watching the sun rise again over the Nile River in the morning.