Posted by: Charley Boorman | Date posted: 06/06/2007
Time for a quick health check... ©
They're in Egypt, as you can see from this latest clip. The guys also pulled over for another chat with Chris Moyles this morning. You can listen to the interview above, or if you'd like to listen to the whole show or download the interview as a podcast, head to the Chris Moyles site.
It's all south from here, Charley!' says a delighted Ewan as they roll in to shot. 'It's so beautiful!' Charley checks his mileage, 'I've done 5004 miles!'
Taking in the view, Ewan sighs. 'It's so beautiful'. Charley takes a closer look. 'You can see from the top of that pyramid what they must have looked like, all shiny and smooth. What a feat of engineering.'
'We're so lucky to get all of these treats, aren't we?' asks Ewan, 'It's just amazing.' 'It's mad' Charley replies, 'It's beautiful'. 'Shall we go and look at another one?' asks an excited Ewan, riding off ahead, while Charley revs up and looks back to the camera. 'Pretty cool, once in a lifetime thing, huh? It really is one of the seven wonders of the world.'
Read below for great snippets from this morning's Moyles interview...
Charley told Chris about the highs and lows of driving in Egypt, 'We've had a few spills and stuff like that but we're doing OK and we're making OK time. But there's a lot of deep sand. You get this stuff called fesh-fesh that's like concrete dust, and it just looks normal, and you go into it and it just sucks your bike in, and you're just, you're off!' But not to worry, nobody has been hurt, 'No, no, we're all OK. It's always just a bit of pride that you lose and a bit of confidence, you kind of wobble on for a little bit for a couple of kilometres afterwards, but you get your confidence back'.
Speaking to Ewan, Chris couldn't wait to ask him about their visit to the pyramids, 'extraordinary, isn't it? Extraordinary. It was beautiful being there, it was really moving being by the pyramids, it was lovely, just lovely,' but his main concern was Ewan's lack of facial hair this time around. What, no beard? 'Well I'm not going to grow a beard on this one. It's too hot, you know? It seemed to be in keeping with the Siberian tour to grow a big grizzly beard, but this time I'm not.' He then went on to reveal, 'Claudio shaves every day, regardless, usually in our cooking pot!' and then some breaking news, 'the new news is, you remember in Long Way Round, Claudio's bike broke down? Well it's happened again! His bike's on the back of a truck as we speak ... so we're now down to two guys on two bikes, trying to film this on our own now, just for a couple of days'.
With Claudio's bike off the road, 45 degrees of heat and sand still cause for concern, the team certainly have their work cut out, but will do their best to bring you updates of the trip. We hope to hear you're back on the road again soon, Claudio!
We asked if you'd seen any of the seven wonders on your travels. Here are the comments you posted.