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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