DESert Plateau

At the corner of Egypt & Libya — even Egyptian President Mubarak choppered in. I was drafted to commentate the eclipse for Egyptian National TV. What? After, ended up in a camel-crawling oasis for a few days.

Mission: The 7th Shadow

Posse: Michael (USA), Osama (Egypt), Marius (Romania), Greg (USA), Jean (Quebec), Beltram (France), Eungyung (Korea), Hye-jin (Korea)

Contact: March 29, 2006

Path: 14 countries

Our Location: Intersection of Egypt, Libya & Mediterranean Sea, 400k west of Cairo

 

rented car in cairo & drafted osama MOHAMMAD, an Egyptian/saudi astro student & sped across northern Egypt to a foggy plateau 4k from libya where we asked a heavily armed and not amused libyan guard if we could go in "for just a few hours to see the eclipse."  uzi waving -- "go away!"  soupy fog burned off and i commentated solar totality live on EGYPTIAN national tv in english.   

PERFECT DAY with such a kooky international CREW!  

Beltram Dumontier, Michael Aisner, Marius Campean, Greg Anderson, Eungyoung Cheang, Osama Mohammed, Hye-jin Kim, Jean Lachapelle, Lumi Kim

Beltram Dumontier, Michael Aisner, Marius Campean, Greg Anderson, Eungyoung Cheang, Osama Mohammed, Hye-jin Kim, Jean Lachapelle, Lumi Kim