Egypt as a Winter Resort

Egypt as a Winter Resort

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...join it by train, or, best of all, engage a steamer to tow them at least as far as Assiout. This is a very delightful way of travelling, but the number of tow steamers is limited, and the price often prohibitive. The ordinary dahabiyeh, in going up stream against a current of three miles an hour, is quite dependent on wind. Fortunately the prevailing wind is from the north, the sails are large, and the crew are clever to take all advantage of it. It will take about two months to get to the First Cataract and back, and three months to go from Cairo to the Second Cataract and back, and the cost for a party of four is about twenty-five shillings per head per day. There ought to be no mosquitoes on the Nile, or other biting insects, but flies are often a great trouble, and require whisks, papers, and traps. It is very cold at night, and ulsters, rugs, and other warm wraps are necessary. Temperature and climate on the Nile in winter.--Dr. Patterson gives an analysis for October, of six daily observations during a voyage from Cairo to Luxor and back. The thermometer varied from 68 at 7 a.m. to 82-5 at 3 p.m., the total mean of the month being 76 Fahr., and no rain fell during the time. " Egypt and the Nile," p. 20, 1867. In November, between Cairo and Assiout the deck temperature varies from 53 at 7 a.m. to 63 at noon and to 5.8 after sunset, which is also the mean of the month. The wind is north to northeast; there is a little dew at night, and a warmer coat is necessary on deck after sunset. The saloon temperature of November varies from 55 to 72, with an average of 66. In December, Patterson gives as the result of two years' observations (1860-1-2) a minimum on deck of 47, a maximum of 68-5, and a mean of 57. The range is greater, so that once on...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675711
  • 9781236675712