Mary and I visited Luxor, in Egypt and stayed at the lovely Winter Palace Hotel – where we could see the feluccas on the Nile. It was a very relaxing stay as the hotel has a lovely huge garden in the middle of the rectangular building. Mary loved all the different birds – especially the Hoopoe! I really enjoyed seeing the feluccas and of course had to paint them and the lovely Valley of the Kings on the opposite bank. I could not get over seeing the red paint on the huge columns in the temple at Karnak. I knew it had been buried under sand for many years but to see paint that has lasted over 2,000 years is just an amazing thing. We will return to Egypt some day to see the great pyramids.