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Africa » Egypt » Mediterranean » Port Said October 21st 2007

There is nothing much to do in the city of Port Said so we decided to use some more of our "credit" and take a ship's tour to Cairo. Both of us had been to Cairo before but never together. The coach took the desert road from Port Said to Cairo. This was very interesting as the road runs parallel to the Suez Canal for part of the way and if you look towards the canal you can sometimes see a huge ship apparently sailing through the fields (see photo). However, driving through Cairo was not such a fun experience. We passed the Ministry where D worked 25 years ago on the way to the Egyptian Museum where we saw King Tut's death mask and all the other loot from his tomb. We also saw various ... read more
M and D with Camel
M and D at Pyramids

Africa » Egypt » Mediterranean » Port Said September 18th 1964

We set sail from London on P&O's SS Himalaya on 11 September. Mum and Dad had booked the Himalaya because it was the very same ship that they had returned from England on in 1955, with six week old me in tow. Mum was apparently quite sick after my birth, so I never got to go to their home in the London suburb of Roehampton, but instead went with Mum straight from Guy's Hospital to the ship. I was told many times during my childhood that every one of the SS Himalaya's 1955 passengers knew that young Master David Sheehan was on board, as according to Mum I didn't stop screaming from the time we left London until we docked back in Melbourne. This was despite my parents trying to isolate the ship's company from the ... read more
The Captain's table, SS Himalaya
Captain Cowan of the SS Himalaya
Suez Canal

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