A few shots from our stay on the Red Sea. Unfortunately I don't have an underwater camera to capture the scenes from the reef.
|Hurghada is full of stylized resorts intended to appeal to Western misconceptions of the Orient. Ironically, once inside these resorts, they are generically western. In the "all-inclusive" compounds, you might as well be in Orlando or Vegas.|
|Working with HEPCA, a marine conservation organization, on collecting trash along a stretch of the Hurghada waterfront.|
|Our haul. We had several locals join us, and someone came to take pictures of the strange tourists picking up trash (which was a nice change from us usually taking pictures of the locals).|
|The rugged, dry mountains on the approach to Hurghada. Very, very dry.|
|Heading out to the reef (from left to right: Shakur, Sam, Amir, and Mohamed)|
|Getting our instructions from Mike. Once in the water, we saw all sorts of cool fish. Dolphins joined us for a while, and jumped into the water and got with a couple feet of a couple of them. Very cool.|