We did not do much today, and it was a nice break. We met Nashat after breakfast and found our way out of the desert of Wadi Rum and hit the highways. We drove for a few hours to Aqaba. Checked in early to our hotel, got free passes to a resort, then took off again. We spent the rest of the day lounging on the beach at the Red Sea. It was such a great change from being dried out and coated in dust. We swam out into the water and I was delighted to find that the sea floor had corals very close to shore. There were round ones and spiky ones, and beautiful multi-coloured fish swam through it all. We could have rented snorkels but we didn’t. I just held still and looked at them through the top of the water. I gently touched my toes to the round-topped corals that looked like brains. I accidentally scraped my toes against the other corals, and found that they are surprisingly abrasive.