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Looking cool on a Camel!

By TrevBatWCC    
Well, from all the comments on my previous upload, seems I should have lead with the camels, they were very popular! 🐪
Especially for Dave (Jasper87) who wanted a pic of me riding a camel, here it is. As you can see though from the background it isn't in Marrakech I didn't take a ride on one there, see here's the next best thing.
This was taken 3 years later in April 2009 on my holiday to Cairo. I'd booked a trip out to Giza to include a camel ride. Not the most comfortable creatures to ride about on, and this was after about a good hour riding around the desert and actually arriving at the Pyramids. Did get off for a quickie walk around the Pyramid of Khafre, but not here at the Great Pyramid or Sphinx. With hindsight, Id have given the camel ride a miss, gone out to the Pyramids and done my own thing its only about a 400 metres walk into the desert from the built-up area to the Great Pyramid & the Sphinx, and it was only about 32C, so not too hot for walking!
Not exactly a selfie, the shot was taken by my guide - hope this gives a bit of a laugh for Silly Sunday!😁

Many thanks to Jeff (cats_123), Lillian, Peter (Mollycat), Richard (DicksPics) and Ray (ThePixelator) for their User Awards on my previous upload, A Tour around Marrakech , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, re-worked and tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Self Egypt Giza Pyramids Camel Sphinx Landscape and travel

Voters: bobpaige1, MadVillPics, PhilT2 and 44 more



PhilT2 Plus
13 619 35 England
7 Jun 2020 10:57AM
You look good on a camel Trev. You did miss out by not entering the burial chamber of the great pyramid however....... Maybe next time. Days of film when I visited so I also missed out on pictures
Your guide is not a bad photographer, good composition.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.8k 30 England
7 Jun 2020 11:01AM
Very Harrison Ford. Smile
sawsengee 16 6 42 Malaysia
7 Jun 2020 11:03AM
Indiana Jones...........be careful, the camels spit and bite!! Smile
7 Jun 2020 11:21AM
7 Jun 2020 11:38AM
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
7 Jun 2020 11:44AM
Perfect for SS...Trev of Arabia eh? 😁😁
ColleenA Plus
10 508 11 Australia
7 Jun 2020 12:33PM
Trevor the cameleer....or in Australia we call camel drivers Ghans.
7 Jun 2020 12:35PM
Good to see the 'Giza' on the camel, Trev!!🐫🐫🐫SmileSmileSmile
Glad your guide took the photo - a local would have demanded several 'Eeenglish Pounds' for its return!!
Brings back great memories of our trip there in 1993 - with lots of school children in tow!!

7 Jun 2020 1:02PM
Great shot Trev, it suit's you!
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2020 1:48PM
Great image Trev and a wonderful memory.
We had a camel ride in Lanzarote and got soaked.
My daughters and I were wearing shorts so we dried up
quite quickly but my husband had on chinos which were soaking for ages!
CaroleS 13 442 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2020 2:02PM
Wonderful memories Trev- we went on trips that we were warned that our insurance did not cover us for! We had the most amazing adventures (yes plural) - three weeks of hair raising escapades.
That is a lovely shot and you don't realise that the paws of the Sphinx are nearly in a restaurant do you!
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
7 Jun 2020 2:34PM
You look like you were born to ride a camel. A wonderful image to remember such a wonderful holiday.
leo_nid 6 12
7 Jun 2020 2:48PM
looks like you were a camel whisperer in you previous life
Drighlynne 12 132 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2020 2:58PM
You certainly look at home on that camel Trevor.
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
7 Jun 2020 3:27PM
Socks with sandals? Tsk, tsk, Trev!Tongue
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2020 4:34PM
well at least you're on a camel!!
more than I have ever done
a great capture Trev
LoryC 7 2 Italy
7 Jun 2020 4:40PM
Great image Trev, a lovely holiday memory👍

7 Jun 2020 4:44PM
After some days away from EPZ I see it falls to me make some fatuous observation about how you appear to be enjoying yourself and that you haven't got the hump - even though you are on one ... or between two as appears to be the case. (Spare a thought for Matron who has to live with this 🥴 ) My last encounter with a camel was nearly 40 years ago and I required me to light the end of it; no wonder it spat! 🥴 I should also like to place on record my disagreement with my colleague Mr Salty Bluemac; socks with sandals are de rigueur for an Englishman and an obligation for a Yorkshireman. As you will know this was laid down in The Chronicles of Obadiah Eebahgum in the Wakefield Charter of 1600 when everything stops for tea.
I remain yours, not in the best of health, Edmund Slackbladder.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
7 Jun 2020 4:55PM
You get my award for doing the camel ride Trev, great image and narrative.
7 Jun 2020 8:49PM
Brilliant Trev..Lin
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2020 9:34PM
Even though you didn't take it, that's a great picture, and there's no doubt as to where it was taken.
Thanks for showing a camel picSmileSmileSmile.
EMJAYCEE 14 10 10 England
7 Jun 2020 9:38PM
You look like you do this every day Trev!!!WinkWinkWink
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2020 11:33PM
Thats a fine looking camel Trev and you look very comfortable on it. Pity they dont have camels in Wakefield.
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 12:54AM
This is very cool !!
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HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
8 Jun 2020 7:03PM
Well cool, Trev! 🙂 I hope you brought one back with you to use in Yorkshire 🙂🙂 some years ago I had a neighbour who in WW2 was a radio comms techie and was sent to send signals daily from the pyramid on the left....really! Must have been hot up there, think they camped nearby, maybe he only went up at night.
Great image of yours truly, surprised you arent holding a plate camera 🙂
rhfoto 7 2
8 Jun 2020 10:25PM
Excellent image Trev, everyone, including the camel seems to be enjoying themselves.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
11 Jun 2020 1:33PM
Rockin the camel Trev , ready to race SmileSmile

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