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Al Marj, Libya

Posted by: Claudio von Planta | Date posted: 03/06/2007


In the Chris Moyles interview this week, Ewan mentioned the horrendous sand storm they encountered in Libya. His words didn’t do it justice as you can see from the clip!

Despite the extreme weather conditions, Claudio managed to check up on how everyone was holding up...

'We're gonna have to bale out everything really...' said a disgruntled Charley. Russ saw the funny side. 'The joke is, I was listening to 'Any Way The Wind Blows' by J.J Cale and then it went flat!'

Ewan coped the best he could: 'I had a bit of a tent emergency and then I sorted it. But I don’t know how we're going to deal with 445 miles after not having slept a wink...' while Jim considered his options: I'm stuck in a tent that I can't get out of, because otherwise it will fly away and end up in Egypt before I do!'

And the sand was causing technical problems for Claudio: 'It's all quite interesting filming, but its not very healthy for the camera. I can't turn it off now - the sand is already blocking the on and off button so let's see... I'll probably have to take off the battery to turn it off'.

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