We had four fantastic sea days after Salalah. Here we are travelling from Salalah and heading into pirate territory off the coast of Somalia. We had been taken through a "pirate" drill earlier in the cruise. On one of the upper decks they have a dummy up against the railing. I think he is supposed to look like someone on continual watch. Even from the walking track it looks funny, so I don’t know if it would fool any pirates!
We whizzed by some horseless carriages…
These people knew how to build tombs! This is the most famous building in Petra. It is carved out of pinkish red rock and is truly stunning. It is 40 m high and 28 m wide. We were not able to go into the Treasury as a lower level had recently been discovered and excavations were underway.
The Street of Facades...these were tombs for the Nabataeans who were not quite as wealthy. The tombs had high false fronts or facades.