Monday, March 19, 2012

PlanetSolar in Hurghada

Facebook informed me that a very special boat is supposed to be anchored in Hurghada for some days. A boat operated by solar energy only!

I absolutely wanted to see it and on my day off I went to the Marina to take some pictures. And of course because I like the Marina: it’s a quiet and neat place.

So there she was, the PlanetSolar: she looks like a huge utopian bird on the water and was surrounded and marvelled at by other on-lookers. The PlanetSolar stopped over in Hurghada for five days on her trip along the equator and endowed Hurghada with a touch of the big, wide world.

I looked at her in amazement and secretly felt a certain pride and sense of home seeing the Swiss cross and the Swiss flag – although I am not a Swiss citizen… Here are some of my photos. There is also the link to PlanetSolar’s homepage for those who want to know more about the boat, its team, the log book and more…

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