Only among the major rivers in the world, the Nile flows to the north, with north winds blowing year-round. These two conditions help the ship sail down to the north and sail upstream to the south. The journey back and forth between the Nile, the desert, and the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean could remain one of the “glorious roads” of trade until the advent of steam engines, not just liberation. Beetlejuice starry night poster. Sailors away from wind irregularities but also directed the construction of a modern canal, thereby avoiding the entire muddy delta of the Nile.