It is time to leave.
But dad we have sold our transport!
Son I have hired our old boat, long enough to get us to Alexandria, the new owner will be crewing for us while she learns the ropes.
Yes the new owners a women. No cracks about having a women on board?
Dad what will we do when we reach Alexandria?
We hire a pair of camels.
Can’t we hire donkeys dad, they don’t spit.
No the last time I hired a donkey my feet touched the ground. No we take camels and head south.
Now get that outboard ticking over….