This was our last day in Egypt on the way to Jordan.
I had a choice.
I could get up at 2:30 in the freezing morning and spend 2 hours climbing up Mt. Sinai or I could just let Art climb it and take lots of photos for me to see when I was warm and comfortable. Hmmm... what to do... what to do.
Matt warned me that I should think twice about doing the climb since I have weak ankles and had twice sprained it badly on a couple of other trips. Awwww....
Art got beautiful shots of the sunrise atop Mt. Sinai.
However, he missed seeing the sign that said Camel Path which was supposed to be the quicker way down and took the 3700 Steps of Repentance instead.
He was a bit embarrassed about keeping everybody waiting at the bus as they wondered what happened to him. However, he did get a whole bunch of great photos. This is St. Catherine's as he scrambled down the mountain.
After breakfast, we went back to see St. Catherine's Monastery. It is the oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastery in the world.
I was really impressed to see the actual (transplanted) Burning Bush. I thought it looked like a rose bush. When I checked on Internet, I discovered that it does belong to the rose family, Rubus Sanctus.
And then it was on to Jordan.