11274 km from from Cape Town
Our friend Kamal picked us up and we went through to the customs and stated the old slow process of the carnets. An added Egyptian layer to the beurocracy is that you have to buy Egyptian License plates and afix these over the originals.
All this of course was done by Kamal and it just took time but finally he announced we could get our bikes and go. We were indeed lucky as there are examples of the whole people-on-ferry, bikes-on-barge story taking up to a week! Too late for riding anywhere we are staying another night and I have started feeling pretty grim and am joining Sierra in the sick bay.