Today we got underway from the protection of Alexandria’s Eastern Port, sailing east along Egypt’s northern coast bound for the Bay of Abu Kir. The voyage will only take us half a day, but it will be a big change in environment for the start of the mission. We will be off-shore, with the open Mediterranean sea in front of us, and exposed to the swell of the open sea,
This voyage is often one of the favorite times for the team to catch up. After the huge press to get the ship loaded and all gear ready and in working order, on this day we get to relax a bit, perhaps swapping stories of what adventures we have had since we saw each other last.
Once we round Ile Dissouki and pass the reefs and enter the bay, we will anchor over the sunken city of Heracleion, and rub our hands together with anticipation of the next days dive.