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So as some of you may know, I have recently moved back to the UK from Cyprus. My beautiful GTS, 'Silver Lady' was carefully packed into a shipping crate and despatched from the port of Limassol on the 23rd June.

Tracking the ship's movement, my scooter is having a long holiday touring the Eastern Mediterranean. So far she has visited Ashdod (Israel), Alexandria (Egypt), back to Israel to Haifa, then on to Mersin (Turkey), and now currently she is back in Egypt visiting the Port of Suez.

I was told by the shipping company that she would arrive in London (Gateway) port on the 10th July, which means she has just 5 days to travel over 2000 miles! - Highly unlikely to happen.

Perhaps I should have posted this in the [NSR] What's Pissing you off Today? thread.
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Touring300 wrote:
So as some of you may know, I have recently moved back to the UK from Cyprus. My beautiful GTS, 'Silver Lady' was carefully packed into a shipping crate and despatched from the port of Limassol on the 23rd June.

Tracking the ship's movement, my scooter is having a long holiday touring the Eastern Mediterranean. So far she has visited Ashdod (Israel), Alexandria (Egypt), back to Israel to Haifa, then on to Mersin (Turkey), and now currently she is back in Egypt visiting the Port of Suez.

I was told by the shipping company that she would arrive in London (Gateway) port on the 10th July, which means she has just 5 days to travel over 2000 miles! - Highly unlikely to happen.

Perhaps I should have posted this in the [NSR] What's Pissing you off Today? thread.
Do you mean that due to the additional miles, you will have to do the maintenance service much earlier than necessary?
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At least it's ship isn't stuck sideways in the canal.
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You might have the scoot with you had you caught the ferry to Turkey and driven home
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You might have the scoot with you had you caught the ferry to Turkey and driven home
I did contemplate that, but the thought of transiting several european countries all with varying covid restrictions put me off doing it. Hopefully she'll be back soon after her grand tour.
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fledermaus wrote:
At least it's ship isn't stuck sideways in the canal.
I did think about that. Apparently the Ever Given will be finally released on Wednesday after 3 months being held captive by the Suez Canal Authority.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/05/ever-given-ship-that-blocked-the-suez-canal-to-be-released-after-settlement-agreed
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Shame I didn't know. I could have gone aboard in Ashdod to check on her.
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Shame I didn't know. I could have gone aboard in Ashdod to check on her.
You could have chosen Ashdod or Haifa to check on her. I've just got an update and she's now departed Egypt. Next port of call, London, U.K.
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Touring300 wrote:
Next port of call, London, U.K.
hope she finds her way back to you SOON
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