Around the World in 80 Days
Day 7: 1 October
Up on deck for my first glimpse of the North African coastline. There's a smell of fresh bread oddly contrasting with the largely silent mood of passengers who stand staring mutely forward, their feet hemmed in by unwieldy boxes containing microwave ovens and Kenwood mixers. They're conserving their energies for queues and customs.
I talk to a lone Englishman who is travelling to Sinai and then the Sudan, scuba diving. He's addicted to the sport and finances his journeys by letting out grazing land he owns in Brecon. He grins apologetically, 'Not a very responsible way to carry on'.
Well, I'm not one to talk.
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- Day: 7
- Date: 1 October
- Country/sea: Mediterranean Sea
- Place: Adriatic Sea
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