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SINAI GULF to GULF 2009


32 days from the Gulf of Suez, across the Sinai desert, to and below the Gulf of Aqaba.


START Gulf of  Suez                                  

FINISH St. Catherine                    Gulf of Aqaba

Egypt                                            

Sinai                                         Saudi Arabia

Red Sea

The GPS route  ‘as the crow flies’ is approximately 250 kms. from waypoints to waypoints. The actual track ‐ never been  done before ‐ blazed a new trail of approximately 370 kms.


Seven Bedouin, including the  Scorpion Prince, a dog named  Mangool and fourteen camels  provided transport,  protection, humor and expert  leadership over mountains,  through valleys and wadi’s (dry river beds) and across the  desert.


Lessons learned and knowledge reinforced: The Map Is Not The Territory.


Water is the most valuable resource on Earth.


Conserve it, protect it and use it sparingly.


Respect people’s religious beliefs, customs and  traditions.


Have FUN!


Celebrity chefs live in distant lands.


Plastic is both a blessing and a curse.


Wells are running dry, seas are rising and  temperatures are going up and down.


Choose travel companions carefully.  


Camels are cool.


You’re as comfortable as you make your mind  up to be.


Dusk, dawn, star lit skies and a full moon puts  everything into perspective.


Firewood is scarce.


Deserts take up about one third (33 percent) of the  Earth's land surface. Its biodiversity needs to be  protected.


The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface  and contains 97 percent of the planet's water. The ocean and lakes  play an integral role in  many of the Earth's  systems including  climate and weather. 


The ocean supports the life of nearly 50 percent of all species on  Earth and sustains that life by providing 20 percent of the animal  protein and 5 percent of the total protein in the human diet.


Life is not about getting to the top of the mountain.  It’s more like a journey through the desert.


Sinai Gulf to Gulf An expedition celebrating 2010 – The International Year of Biodiversity. www.responseabilityalliance.com Copyright Lengthen Your Stride Ltd. All rights reserved.

SINAI GULF to GULF 2009  

In celebration of 2010 - the International Year of Biodiversity we completed between November and December 2009 a 32 day expedition, blazing...

SINAI GULF to GULF 2009  

In celebration of 2010 - the International Year of Biodiversity we completed between November and December 2009 a 32 day expedition, blazing...

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