It’s the third day on the Visemar Ferry and I think we are just South of Greece due to stop over in Tartous, Syria tomorrow morning. Some of the guys on the ferry are getting off tomorrow in Syria, these include a German couple also on BMW motorcycles (G650 Xchallenge and G650 Xcountry).
During the day it is quite boring, nothing much is happening, a few TV’s, but all in foreigh language, so nothing we understand. The ferry itself is only 18 months old, so pretty new, modern and clean … very cool and well recommended !
Lindsay and I on the bridge of the ship
The third officer of the ship
Last night was quite rough at sea with some rain, but this morning again, nice and sunny with just vast ocean around us. It’s beautiful and quite cool just to stand outside and watch the water …
Above is Matt (left) and Peter (right), the guys in the Landy chilling on the deck of the ship (windy though)
We have met some other travellers, Peter and Matt, also from South Africa. They are travelling in a Land Rover, doing more or less the same route. They even have a freezer and fridge in the back for beer and ice for the gin and tonic, so I guess we are sticking with them as much we can. Matt will only be travelling to Aswan and will then be flying back to London. Peter’s wife will be joining him in Alexandria, Egypt, so from Aswan it will only be Peter and his wife.
The other guys, 2 english, Ted (http://www.touringted.com) and Neil (http://neils.in) will also be travelling the same route, but they still need to get all their visas, so might be slighly behind us on this trip.
There are also 2 kiwi guys, Craig and Cameron (http://cam-africa.blogspot.com) and they have more or less the same route and timescale than us, travelling on a Transalp and a Yamaha Tenere, so we might end up travelling together.
In the evenings, we just sit and chat, play cards, drink “expensive” beer and try and watch foreign TV …
The guys playing cards last night … from left to right, Neil, Ted, Craig, Matt, Peter, Lindsay, Cameron