Snow, rain, then again snow and freezing temperatures: we were done with the dirty weather in Hamburg! So a few of us girls from the team (Josie, Nina, Steffy and me) decided : Let´s follow the sun and do something good for the mind! So why not check out Seahorse Bay in Egypt?
No sooner said than done. After some complications to find a flight to Egypt at short notice, Steffy and I sat at the Flixbus on Thursday night on the way to Berlin Schönefeld. Especially the two drunken teenagers, who entertained the whole bus with a gentle hint of gin, let us participate in their “problems”, have intensified the desire for deserved holidays even more.
After that, time really flew by, within no time we are standing in Egypt, enjoying a sunny 25 degrees Celsius. Nina and Josie arrived only a short time later with the plane from Hannover and from now on we continued together. We were already eagerly awaited, the visa was already obtained for us and the transfer was ready – time to start!
When we arrived at Seahorse Bay, the four of us forgot all the strains in no time. We were overwhelmed by the hospitality we received. We felt as if we had landed in a small oasis in the middle of nowhere, away from any tourist hotspots.
We were even able to witness a true natural phenomenon, it rained – in Egypt! Ibi, one of the owners of the kiteclub in Seahorse Bay, told us that it rains only once a year and the area is rewarded with plenty of wind, so the rain was fine for us;) In the evening we were spoiled by the guys from the kitchen with the daily four course menu. The food was so tasty that we didn’t do anything after that and and fell happily into our beds.
The following days were all very relaxed, just as we wanted them to be. Every morning the first thing we did was to check the wind finder to see how we can make the best of the day. If it wasn’t enough for kiting, there was always a yoga session to enjoy… On the second day the wind finally got stronger – Ibi was right! Nina and Josie as experienced kiters were faster on the water than the beachboys were able to inflate the kites ; -)
Steffy was already on the board a few times and I – bloody beginner! Equipped with a neo, vest and stylish bright yellow helmet I was very motivated and had high expectations for myself. At the beginning the water start with the kite was practiced, the general kite control and body dragging, for me too little action – I finally wanted to get on the board and ride!
Nagy, the kite instructor, had a hard time with me. I wanted way too much, way too fast and got angry with myself as soon as everything didn’t work out the first time. While the others drove quite casually past me, I continued to land uncontrolled pike jumps ten meters forward on the water with a rough landing. Even a kite had to let his life, ups….
After a few more attempts it finally worked out for me, I made it onto the board and drove a few meters, only a few meters until it completely knocked me out again, but I drove! The next few days we could all continue to work on our skills and enjoyed every hour with wind.
Our final impression: We had “only” four days, but we enjoyed every second in Egypt. Lots of nice talks and laughter with the other guests on site. No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced kiter, everybody got along with each other, after all, everyone wants the same thing: kiting! Time passed too fast and I’m looking forward to the next adventures waiting for me.