The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer
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Here By Glimpses Known

We've sadly been unable to explore much of the Egyptian desert due to instability in the country and safety restrictions imposed by J's work. On a trip to Fayoum, however, we went to Wadi Al-Hitan (Valley of the Whales), a World Heritage Site, and spent a night camping surrounded by fennec foxes.

Junebug was only 7weeks old at the time, so it was a speedy visit. Camping with a 3-yr old and a newborn in a 2-person tent = interesting, but not worth repeating unless strictly necessary. :P

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Whale fossils in Wadi Al-Hitan


The whole area was once a lagoon with an extensive mangrove:



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Photo with J to give you an idea of the size of the sandstone formations:

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Humpbacks, shooting the breeze. :P

Oh, and what the heck, why not a camping pic and one of a fox:

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Tags: egypt, family, glimpses: egypt, pics: egypt
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