The lagoon trips started at 4 p.m. (when it was a 'little' cooler) and we had a short walk down to the marina to pick up the little boat. There were a lot of people on the boat who, for some reason best known to themselves, all wanted to sit on the same side of the boat, and some of these people were huge! Now don't get me wrong I have nothing against big people, (I'm one myself, which is why you won't see many pictures of me on here!), but the boat was in danger of turning over until the guide (one of the animation team) politely asked some of them to shift their a$$es to the other side! That was a bit of a hairy moment but the boat stopped rocking and we set off. Phew!
As we set off along the lagoons our guide was explaining about the origin of El Gouna and pointing out the different styles of hotel, whilst the 'captain' of our little
The views were magnificent as were the hotels and private residences. The owner of the land El Gouna is built on has a house on a little island of it's own connected to the next island by a bridge. We also saw a house which is reported to belong to Omar Sharrif.
The whole trip took about 45 minutes and was really quite pleasant, once everyone had parked their bum and stopped trying to tip the boat over. When we got back to the hotel I went for a much needed Rum and Coke and a lie down!