The day got off to a bad start for Larry and me when we didn't get the 2am wakeup call. That made us worry that our bags wouldn't be picked up at 2:30, so I called the desk and waited while Larry made his way to the lobby. Eventually, close to 3 am, the porter arrived for our bags. I followed him to the lobby, where the manager offered his apologies that we were delayed. Then at the airport, both Larry's and my boarding passes were rejected by the machine for boarding. Luckily, someone was able to do a manual override and all was well.
We landed in Aswan at about 7am. The bus took us first to the High Dam,
where we got off and took photos of the dam and Lake Nasser that was formed when the dam was built in 1961-1971. The high dam provides much of Egypt's electricity.
The last stop of the morning was a perfume/oils shop. I stayed on the bus, but heard that it was quite the sensory experience, and I noticed a few bags of product coming aboard the bus.
We boarded the Sonesta Nile Goddess in time for lunch, and then everyone took a nap. I woke up at 4:30, just in time for tea on the sun deck, but I had it to myself. Everyone else was still sleeping.
Dinner was delicious.