If the outside temperature is 35 degrees at 7am and the generator ran out of diesel one can imagine what happened to the teams wish for a long morning sleep.

Besides this there is the problem of that 7.2 mm long most annoying animal called the day fly which seems to know nothing better than to fly around Willy’s head from about 5.08am.

The decision between a loud generator or that relatively light animal soon becomes easy because the little beasts does not give up – most probably knowing very well that Willy’s movement to attack its live is limited to early morning movements. Willy’s favourite early morning sleep destroyer is definitely a loud as hell generator running at maximum speed rather than this early morning African air force attack.

Yesterday all the bikers arrived in one piece after having sweated the Nubian Desert out to the fullest. The car teams were told that it is of utmost importance – if you ride a bike -to cover every inch of skin or risk that it will be simple burnt away by the continuous hair dryer like heat being exposed to it.

A great reunion braai was had and the bikers were updated on the way forward the next day when all need to get bikes and support vehicles on board of a barge which does not seem to have an expected time of departure nor an expected time of arrival in Egypt.

As the bikers had some limited resources of alcoholic beverages left to consume amongst all – this seemingly important problem soon became a non issue

From here – where to – when  ?? counting the dollars to pay the ferry….

From here – where to – when ?? counting the dollars to pay the ferry….

 

Whilst Anre decides that the local butcher does not have his preferred piece of meat - the famous New York cut sirloin (500gr)…

Whilst Anre decides that the local butcher does not have his preferred piece of meat – the famous New York cut sirloin (500gr)…

 

The veggie deli shop also seemed to have a limited variety of these much needed Greek salad ingredients…despite a very stressed sales person..

The veggie deli shop also seemed to have a limited variety of these much needed Greek salad ingredients…despite a very stressed sales person..

 

..so team Lipstick decided on 2 look alike potatoes – skipping the look alike gherkins—but also took 2 look alike onions  ( all part of the diet )…..

..so team Lipstick decided on 2 look alike potatoes – skipping the look alike gherkins—but also took 2 look alike onions ( all part of the diet )…..

 

Of course there was an abundance of suitable deli shops in this well organised border town … but…

Of course there was an abundance of suitable deli shops in this well organised border town … but…

 

The local transport facilities simply did not allow for big shopping items to be carted around…..

The local transport facilities simply did not allow for big shopping items to be carted around…..

 

In the meantime the bikers offloaded their vehicles ….

In the meantime the bikers offloaded their vehicles ….

 

…and proudly presented their new invention – a right hand site assistant shock absorber to replace the weak central shock normally engineered by BMW - Munich take note….

…and proudly presented their new invention – a right hand site assistant shock absorber to replace the weak central shock normally engineered by BMW – Munich take note….

One thought on “Day 42 – Waiting in Wadi Halfa

  • July 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm
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    Dad i like your new form of transport!! xx

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