Day four. Alexandria, Egypt, lies two hours north of Cairo. With traffic, figure three and a half hours until you see the sea! We were in the van about 7:30. Egyptian breakfast of tameya and foul sandwiches. A rest stop at the halfway point gave us a chance for some extra coffee.
First stop in Alexandria was at the Catacombs. No cameras allowed inside so all you get is this picture of our intrepid band departing.
On to Pompey's Pillar.
A stop at the Roman amphitheater.
Lunch at a seafood restaurant where we choose our own fish to go on the grill.
A quick walk by the harbor - fisherman, boats and nets.
A drive along the corniche after lunch takes us to the palace and grounds of King Farouk - turned into a park for the people since the revolution in 1952.
Back in the van for the return trip to Cairo. Worth the long ride? You be the judge.