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A felucca sails up the Nile towards Kom Ombo.
A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in the eastern Mediterranean—including around in Egypt and Sudan (particularly along the Nile and in protected waters of the Red Sea), and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails. The felucca rarely has any form of engine and relies entirely on the breeze which builds during the day and usually subsides at night, and the Nile River’s current. Egypt is blessed with a predominant southerly wind that pushes sailboats upriver, while allowing them to return on its current downstream. The felucca has remained, over the centuries, the primary transportation of the Nile. Its ancient form still graces the river as it has done since the time of the Pharaohs. Despite the availability of 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 (from http://www.egypt-nile-cruise.com).

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  • Copyright: Ecmel Erlat (ecmel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 242] (1712)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-14
  • Camera: Canon EOS 200D
  • Exposição: f/0.6, 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-29 0:09
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