"At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want..." - Lao Tsu
Last night The Armada sailed silently and docked at Kom Ombo. Some passengers went on land for a night walk. We overslept and woke up late this morning and had to rush to make offerings to the crocodile and falcon gods at the Kom Ombo temple.
Kom Ombo Temple
The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty for the Sorbek and Horus, the crocodile and falcon gods in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. The design is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple.
We had a late heavy breakfast after the tour and later rested in our cabin for we had another 3 hours of free time on board before Edfu, the next walking tour.
The Armada was behind schedule. We missed lunch which was served before the tour began. The Edfu temple is 2km away and you can either take a cab or ride on horse carriage to get there.
The Temple is dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. Edfu is located 60 Km to the North of Aswan. It was the 2nd Nome of Upper Egypt and the centre of the cult of a triad of Gods.
After the tour we spent the rest of the afternoon resting in the cabin and watch the beautiful reflection of sunset on the Nile from the balcony.
After dinner, we went to the upper deck to enjoy the cool night breeze while watching the Armada passed through one of the river gates in pair with another cruise boat.