Tuesday, 1 January 2008

New Year's Eve

Dennis fell off his bike before we even left the hotel car park this morning! He broke his GPS bracket on the handlebar and damaged his camera. He was fine himself though and it was really quite funny. Even better is that its all on video - though Dennis does not know that yet....

Then later on at a petrol station Paul forgot his bike was in gear and revved the engine. When you do that on these bike the clutch releases automatically. Anyway the bike flipped over completely - absolutely hilarious and again no one was hurt.

After a 3 hour ride on the bikes we took the ferry to Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Northern Morocco (look it up on the map). Once there we looked for a hotel because it was be quite late. However there was a major running race that was just about to start when we arrived. There were onlly 3 hotels and none of them had secure parking as we required. Also a Morrocan gentleman opened his cardoor on me. It was fine since he didn't hit me, but he did take my pannier off! Still this was no problem for us and I just off loaded both panniers into Jo's car.

We then spent the next 1.5 hrs trying to regroup and we eventually did this at the border.

Speggo and Paul then spent 3 hours tnegotiating with every Morocco custom official you can imagine to get the 2 cars and 7 bikes through.

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