> Tura to Akhet drop off: about 20 clicks.
> Nile flow, about 7mph (c.10km/h), but with sail
> could do 15km/h, so about 1.5 hours sailing to
> Akhet drop off point.
> Tacking may need 4-5 hours, and/or with rowing may
> vary depending on wind (or lack thereof) from 3 to
> 7 hours. Easy to leave in the morning from the
> Akhet drop off to get back to Tura. Merer does not
> need to reload for the turnaround, as he is not a
> vessel captain, and easily swapped to oversee the
> next/other transport.
> Aside from river-route return to Tura, land speed
> by camel could also give plenty of time to return
> to Tura for the next task of oversight.
> That some of these thoughts do not occur to you
> whatsoever, you either 'want' the Merer diary to
> be in error to support the greater fantasy of the
> GP having nothing to do with Khufu, or you are
> just too plain bamboozled by the 'how is this
> possible?!?' question for your brain to shut down.
> C'mon, Philip. Turn them little wheels.
Surely you realize that the quarry is almost directly across the river so most of the water flow is a cross current to the direction of travel? And this is only in the main channel(s) which are less than a couple hundred feet wide. With a prevailing wind out of the NE at this time of year it can be difficult to sail directly into or away from it. It is probable that "Turah North" and "Turah South" are merely two docks in close proximity.
Why would you speculate Merer was not the captain? This is an especially odd speculation in light of the fact we know they had "Overseers of Boats" as well as "Captains of Boats". Are you assuming that each boat had a captain and an overseer? What would be the function of an overseer on a boat?
I assume you're kidding about riding a camel to get back.