This week’s photo challenge is Trio.
To drift down the Nile at Luxor was one of my biggest life dreams.
This photo was taken while drifting down the Nile on a feluuca.
There were three feluccas behind us when I turned my back around and took this photo.
What an amazing view!
A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails.
They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer.
I have always wondered what those types of boats were! Now I know! That is cool!
Nice to hear from you again!
trio? and no further guidelines huh? ok…
Trio – the three feluccas.
Seems like felucca would be perfect for sightseeing – you can appreciate the view and ‘quiet time’ more compared to roaring motor boats 🙂
That’s very true!
I love this photo Michael.
Thanks for being so appreciative of my works!
Michael I am so glad you got to achieve one of your life’s biggest dreams; not everyone achieves that. What an incredible experience…thanks for information also as I have learnt something.
Yes, it was good to have achieved that. Now, I may not like going back to re-visit Egypt!
A very nice composition. Which that good pictures are sometimes behind us.
Those feluccas sail in a single file. If you shot ahead then you will be seeing the back of the feluccas which is much less interesting.
Hadn’t thought of that. A very good picture.