We had a short, 1 hour, flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh. Very uneventful. Upon our arrival we were met and transferred to our hotel - Royal Savoy. The hotel is almost within sight of the airport but it is a 5 kilometer drive. It seemed like 3 kilometers just to get out of the airport and then we were at the hotel.
Upon our arrival we we pleasantly surprised with an upgrade to a suite,. Granny says it's probably the nicest accomodations since our stay in the Presidential suite in Lima, Peru.
Our stay in Sharm was a bit of a disappointment. The plan was to spend a couple of days snorkeling in the Red Sea at what are supposed to be some of the best snorkeling spots anywhere. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. It was so windy the first two days that the snorkeling trips were cancelled. We finally went out on the third day but again it was very windy and rough. After about an hour of rough motoring, we arrived at our first snorkel sight. It was so rough there and the visibility was so poor that the crew decided to move on. We climbed back aboard and set off to the next sight. Here the snorkeling was moderately better but it was crowded with other boats and lots of people in the water. Apparently with the conditions as they were, there were a limited number of usable sights. The boats would tie up together and be 3, 4 and 5 across. Not too pleasant snorkeling. Fortunately, the boat was nice and there was plenty of room. So the excursion wound up being a rough boat ride rather than a snorkel trip.
Approaching our snorkel site
<-- The boat tied up next to us was for topless sunbathing.
What did you see snorkeling? Other snorkelers. -->