Thursday 4 December 2008

2nd December 08

Date: 2nd December 08
Location: Aswan, Egypt
Weather: Clear blue skies and sunshine, 33°c
Status: Awaiting the arrival of the rest of the group

Up early and took advantage of the free breakfast before the trail for the day started all over again, this time trying to get Kee’s leaf springs fixed which he snapped on the road out of Sudan.

Found a friendly taxi driver who knew the right sort of direction to be heading in and we all drove out of town in convoy to the industrial area where we found our goal. A tiny little garage that dealt solely in leaf springs, perfect!

They fabricated some new ones then as they were fitting them the other side decided to snap so it was back to the workshop to make some more these having been weakened by the harsh roads to.

We returned to the hotel late in the afternoon then I ran Jose down to the port to collect some of his things from his impounded VW van which has to stay there until he renews his carnet. Customs wouldn’t allow him to remove anything from it until the offices opened again in the morning so a wasted trip all round.

Went up to the Panorama Tower Bar at the Movenpick Hotel for a drink and then bed as early start in the morning for the trip to Abu Simbel.

End of day location: Aswan, Egypt
Distance covered: 24kms

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