> 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.
How do you know the flow rate of the Nile 4500 years ago?
What was its elevation at that time?
Did all boats travel at the same velocity down the Nile?
How wide was the Nile?
Where was the port?
How deep was the port?
How do you know the Akhet-Khufu port can handle such cargo?
What "stones" made up that cargo? (e.g., size, quantity)
Where did Merer get all those camels for himself and his men?
How did Merer return the camels?
Why take camels back instead of a boat?
Also, he mentions many times that he was on a boat. How many times did he mention "camel" or any other mode of transportation?
Since Merer never addressed any of these, how can you begin to claim this is what happened? The odds of all the above issues you raise with your "camel on the way back" ploy is astronomically low. "Possible"? Sure. But hardly with a probability that's worth you getting so worked up about.
You are simply making more and more assumptions creating a top-heavy house of cards over a faux foundation, all because of the original unfounded assertion that stones were unloaded at Akhet-Khufu.
How many more assumptions will you need to make in order to turn such a flimsy speculation into "fact"?
"A single, unmentioned delivery of stones delivered to G1 over the period of 2 months". Good luck if you think that's the most reasonable conclusion to be drawn from that non-comment in Merer's log.
At least it sounds like you're acknowledging that Merer in fact did not mention that he did anything except spend the night at the Akhet-Khufu harbor other than specifically stating that he spent one night at the Chapels of Khufu which no one here has yet to identify.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?