A day at The Red Sea

I wanted to go to the swim­ming beach here, so Erica and I took the Beach Bus and spent part of the day there. When we arrived, we intended to rent kayaks and walked toward that area but saw a Saudi fam­ily walk­ing out on the dock toward a boat and fol­lowed them. We ended up tak­ing the boat to the har­bor and back, about an hour total. It was beau­ti­ful and some­thing KAUST pro­vides to their res­i­dents. After that, we tried to rent kayaks, but the day was too windy and they weren’t rent­ing them out. So we just swam instead. Here are some pho­tos of the day.

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This is what the sea­weed looks like here.

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The area that had kayaks, boats, wind­surf­ing, etc.

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Going out to the boat

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Leav­ing the beach

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Some­one pulled up at a lit­tle island

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Erica with our crew behind her

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The coral reef

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Headed toward the harbor

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The KAUST Beacon

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KAUST Yacht Club

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Another shot of The Beacon

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More boats in the har­bor. You can make reser­va­tions to go snor­kel­ing or deep sea diving.

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Our cap­tain

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Boats pass­ing by on our way back to the beach

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Cen­ter for dive training

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Con­struc­tion

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Going by the check point that goes out of KAUST

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Stopover at Tamimi Market

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