Egypt travel blog – Satayah
Just a very short post today – the forecast was manageable, and Malte & Lady Dugong are going home tomorrow. So why not add a trip to Satayah to your daily schedule and, with a bit of luck, see dolphins?
At 8:00 a.m. we made our way to Satayah with a group of 8 in a 170HP Zodiac, while the rest of them wanted to wait for the wind (as we later found out, very good despite the bad forecast) and wanted to kite in the wadi. The journey started with an average of almost 40km / h in rough seas, with the destination almost 30km away to the east ahead. And even if the conditions for kiting in Satayah seemed almost perfect, I was glad that instead of the kite (see screenshot) we were on the road with a fast RIB.
We were almost exactly 50 minutes in a choppy sea until the reef of Satayah could be seen. Except for a fishing boat and us nobody else was there – there were no dolphins, but a wonderful snorkeling spot at the south end. The weather got better and better, the visibility was great – as was the underwater landscape. One of the most beautiful snorkeling spots so far …
There will be more in the next post, so much in advance: we got visitors while snorkeling … 🙂