Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 6, 2017

Marsa Matrun and Siwa Oasis

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Ocean and Oasis

Marsa Matrun is 300 kilometers west of Alexandria, sitting on edge of the Mediterannean Sea.

net haul
Setting nets

The water is so sparkling clear and blue. There are no tourist because it is winter time, but the weather was beautiful.

Ocean Panorama
Ocean panorama

This is the view towards Rommel’s Cove. Erwin Rommel had his underground headquarters built into the rock during the second world war.

Rommel's Bay
Rommel’s Bay

It seemed like most of the fishing boats were hauled up and getting work done on their hulls.

fishing boats hauled in
Fishing boats

And on into the desert. We caught a bus to Siwa, which is an oasis in the far west of Egypt. This was our half way cup of tea stop. Nothing there for miles and miles.

western desert egypt
Western Desert

An oasis

And when you get there, there is vegetion all around. Date palms and olive trees abound. There is water flowing out of the ground. All is fertile.

pigeon roosts
Pigeon Roosts

I had to ask what these were for. I thought they were some kind of grain storage.

tombs of the dead
Tombs of the dead

We did a tour and on top of this hill are all these ancient graves. spooky.

Siwa Oasis panorama
View of Siwa Oasis

A panoramic view of the oasis from the top of the dead hill.

ali and me
Our guide Ali

Our guide and tuk-tuk driver was Ali. He was a really funny guy. I tried out the Zoolander Blue Steel look. I hope you think it was successful.

temple of Amun
Amun temple

The inscription was all in ancient Egyptian script. Dunno what it said.

salt pool
Salt pool

The water in this pool was so salty you just floated.

ruined city
Ruined City

The old city on top of the hill was in ruins.


  1. great photos for us tourists Steve, keep safe, I worry for you in these places. and a merry Xmas to you too

    Comment by lawrie happ — December 7, 2017 @ 10:44 am

  2. it is all good. I saw the pyramids today.


    Comment by admin — December 7, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

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