We made it to Marsa Matrouh, on the Mediterranean Sea, on way to Libya, but were we in for a surprise. Well this is the story.
We made our way through the Egyptian customs, over to the Libian side, and then our day went totaly pear shaped. We where refused entry into Libya due to some visum translation not in our passports. We had the Arabic translations done for us back in South Africa, but this official was not happy with our translations, and now we where stuck. With single entry visum for Egypt, how will we be able to reenter Egypt again. We will also need to re register the bikes thru customs.( A process whitch has taken allot of time back in Aswan). In all confusion, I have left my ignition on, and as we tried to make our way back to the Egyptian side, no spark! Out came the tools, and after some time only, we found the blown fuse next to the battery box.
Back on Egypt side, the officials really helped us well, and reregistrated the bikes in a couple of hours, and our passports where stamped, single entry cancelled, and we where legally back in Egypt again.
So what now?
As there is only one ferry from Africa (Tunisia), and Libya is no longer an option, we now have to airlift the bikes to Italy.
So we made our way back to Cairo, and made the 700 km trip through rain and cold, but we have our plan B in action now.
The bikes are booked in at Air France, and will leave for Milan on Wednesday the 16 th. We will make sure of custom formalities, and we will then fly out on Tuesday the 15 th, to Milan.
Once we received our bikes on Friday or Saturday, we will make our way to Monte Carlo, Paris, and YES, London.