We have planned a Felucca ride on the River Nile on August 15. A “felucca” is the shallow sail boat used on the Nile River. It is for the quiet waters; it is not used at sea.
Here in Cairo, the family who owns and operates the felucca usually lives on board. Their belongings are stored in the bins of the benches that line the sides of the felucca. The large table in the center will be lowered to the level of the benches, and their bed rolls will be laid out on top.
By the time we come for our sail, everything is stowed away and the boat is clean and ready for visitors.