one of the Egyptians tried to be funny and said its Afternoon : oh;- I said sorry, Massa lacher, good afternoon. good day to you sir,did not even put my finger up as I went on my way. walking to the area I last saw the birds it was actually 15 minutes to twelve and in my book that's morning, no matter what some argumentative felluca pilot says. most likely trying to convince his tourists they had been on the river longer than what they had paid for? or that he is so poor he cannot afford a timepiece,
Me I do not put time in my day the day is mine to do what I like, who cares if its morning or afternoon. soon it will be dark And I will no longer be able to see what I came here to see, so why should I make an argument out of something as trivial as saying good morning.
I am not going through the bird names if you need to know look in my past blogspots.
all this posts photos have been taken in the wetlands of the west bank of Luxor Egypt.
Maybe I should name the blog , WHO HAS THE BEST LEGS.
IF SHE LEAVES THEM IN THE NILE LONG ENOUGH THEY WILL DROP OFF WITH THE POLLUTION
COME ON IN THE WATER IS COOL , TASTES A BIT IFFY BUT ITS OK KEEPS ME COOL.
ONE OF THE DAHABIAS THAT CAUGHT FIRE 2 YEARS AGO HAS COME BACK UNRECOGNISABLE TO SOME. ITS A PITY THEY DID NOT PAINT THE HULL.
ANY WAY IT LOOKS VERY NICE WITH ITS STAINLESS STEEL MIRROR EFFECT WILL BE QUITE DAZZLING IN THE SUNSET AND SUNUP.
I WONDER IF THEY HAVE PUT A WATER PURIFICATION PLANT ON BOARD.
SAVE THE GUESTS HAVING THE CRAPS FROM BATHING IN NILE WATER
OOH LOOK ITS THAT GUY WITH THE CAMERA
THE SETTING LOOKS QUITE IDYLLIC.
HERE WE HAVE GARBAGE BOATS EVEN GROCERY BOATS BEING LOADED AND UNLOADED FROM POTENTIALLY 250 NILE CRUISERS THAT TRAVEL/CRUISE FROM LUXOR TO ASWAN.DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF NO CRUISERS GO TO LUXOR -CAIRO. HERE IN THE ABOVE PHOTO THERE IS TEN MOORED ABREAST,
EVEN THE GARBAGE BAGS WHEN EMPTIED GET WASHED HERE IN THE RIVER, MUST NOT TAKE DIRTY SOILED BAGS ON THE CRUISERS, ALL VERY HYGIENIC. AS LONG AS THE TOURISTS DO NOT SEE , AND START WONDERING WHY THEY HAVE BAD TUMMIES WITHIN THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS ON THEIR ONCE IN A LIFETIME CRUISE,
SOME GET THE CRAPS SO BAD THEY GET PUT IN HOSPITAL,WHERE THEY WILL GET TREATED AS LONG AS THEY HAVE SUITABLE INSURANCE IE COVERAGE FOR THE CRAPS,
WE ALSO HAVE LARGE AND MANY CONTAINERS OF BENZINE AND DIESEL
ALL WAITING ON THE SHORE LINE TO BE FILLED FROM A LORRY THAT NO DOUBT WILL HAVE SOME SPILLAGE THAT WILL FIND ITS WAY INTO THE ALREADY POLLUTED NILE RIVER,
AND NO ONE GIVES A FISHES FART AS LONG AS ITS ALL DONE IN THE NAME OF TOURISM. MONEY.
THIS IS FROM YESTERDAYS BLOG
IF THIS HAPPENED IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY THEY WOULD CALL IT A NATIONAL DISASTER, AND WANT TO KNOW WHO AND WHAT IS POLLUTING THE RIVER.
AFTER COMING BACK FROM LAKE QAROUN AND SEEING THE POLLUTION THERE.
I REALLY WONDER DOES ANY ONE CARE ABOUT EGYPT'S WILDLIFE
this one is showing me what the oil pollution in the Nile is doing to its leg joints.
I WAS SO UPSET AT SEEING SOME OF THE BIRDS CONDITION THAT I DID NOT PHOTOGRAPH THEM.
THESE BIRDS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PURE WHITE NOT BLACK WITH GREY STREAKS
THEIR LEGS ARE BLACK WITH YELLOW FEET.
WHY DO THESE BIRDS LIVE NEAR THE BOATS????
BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS GARBAGE THROWN FROM THE BOATS INTO THE NILE, KITCHEN WASTE IS TOSSED OVERBOARD FROM THE GALLEYS THAT ARE ALWAYS SITUATED ON THE STERN OF THE SHIP. EVEN WHEN MOORED UP FOR DAYS ON END HALF OF THESE BOATS NEVER LEAVE DOCK BUT ARE KEPT WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING STOP THEM SINKING. THEN THE ENGINES BILGES GET PUMPED INTO THE RIVER , CAUSING OIL SPILLAGE .(POLLUTION) VERY NICE SOMETIMES LOOKING AT THE RAINBOW COLOURED STREAKS IN THE RIVER,