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Crossing gulfs

Mostafa Hussein, Blogging on the wrong side - Wed, 23/01/2008 - 5:13pm

What if you want to cross the Aqaba with your windsurf to reach Saudi?

photo by Shearwater.

Here are some numbers:
  • Distance from Club Dahab to a straight line point to the other side of the gulf of Aqaba is 26 Km (minumum distance = 25 Km). This is actually the widest point of the gulf of Aqaba.
  • Distance from MoonBeach to a straight line point to the other side of the gulf of Suez is 23 Km
In both cases:
  • Visible horizon in case of excellent visibility would be 4.7Km (if your height above sea level is approx = 1.7m)

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