Travel blog Egypt day 1
In 2019 we have set ourselves the goal of keeping you up to date with a travel blog about our Egypt kitecamp a little more intensively than in the past. It won’t be easy, but we can at least try: the Egypt Kitecamp is not known for a lot of residual energy in the evening. And if we miss a day, please check us out 🙂
Friday in Egypt is what we have as Sunday: the holy day off of the week. Probably not an ideal arrival day, but considering the latest news from the aviation industry , an arrival day that we definitely want to make use of. At 4:15 am it leaves Cologne in the direction of the forbidden city, destination: Düsseldorf Airport. Travel and check-in problem-free, a friendly employee handled our small mountain of luggage (244kg plus hand luggage) in a friendly, quick and cheerful manner. We work our way through coffee & magazine shops past customs and security through the terminal to the gate. Departure almost on time, flight well, landing on time – and despite the heavy turbulence during the approach, the TUIfly pilot landed a buttery soft landing. Nice, welcome to Marsa Alam!
Visa, passport and baggage control run more or less without any problems and an hour later we reach the first stage of our journey: Marsa Shagra , the headquarters of the Redsea Divingsafari . We stay here until Sunday, have several meetings, time to acclimatize and enough sun for our first sunburn. Shit, but I can still be saved … There is no time for an entry in the Egypt travel blog, we are exhausted.
On Sunday, Susi and I get support in the afternoon, because Arne joins them: this completes our teaching and support team for the first few weeks and we plan our onward journey the next morning at 9:30 am, destination: Wadi Lahami, kitesafe.de Egypt Kitecamp 2019
Day 0 – Arrival in Egypt
From the road everything looks the same – we see a kite in the bay, the wind is whistling through the bay at a relaxed 20kn and the whole scene makes you want to “get into the water and get on the board”. On site, Ahmed & Hisham, the new village manager, meet us – we greet Ross, Maya and Mejan at the kite center, then we go to the tents and go on a tour, because: A LOT is happening in the wadi! However, we will not reveal more at this point; more information will be available in the next few days & weeks. However, we have already hidden a little hint in this post …
After lunch we set up briefly and go for a lap on the water – 7m ² Duotone Evo, 8m ² Duotone Dice and 9m ² Duotone Neo are at the start, the bay asks for a dance with meanwhile 25kn. We cannot refuse the invitation and accept it with thanks. After an extensive welcome session and a fantastic dinner, it goes to bed pretty quickly.
Egypt Kitecamp Day 1
The night is still quite cold, as soon as the sun emerges from the sea, the temperature rises quickly> 22 ° C. The morning goes by building up material, clearing up the bay, preparing buoys and markings and trying out the training material. We discuss our curriculum and go through it with the 8m and 15m bar and 7er Evo, while in the east a dark cloud front, including waterpouts, runs through it – spectacular!
The tornado only makes it halfway through the touchdown, then the system disintegrates and moves further south. Before the lunch break, Arne tests the 9m² Duotone Rebel while Susi and I prepare the back office. Our first guest arrives after lunch. After an introduction to the accommodation and the area, we rush through the bay together for 1.5 hours; this time with 12 Neo, 12 Evo, 15 Mono and 18 Sonic. Usually the wind goes out at around 5pm – not today, even at the dinner afterwards it remains windy, it only gets quieter at around 10pm. Time to sleep, tomorrow a constant light wind awaits us and the next guests will arrive. But more about that tomorrow in the Egypt travel blog …