Wow, Peekay, that is some luck getting help from the same 2 folks. You have good Karma.
I was wondering if the satellite phone was too much gadget for the trip, but if those 2 hadn't come along again, that phone would have been your life line.
So glad that you are okay. I love how the photographer in you keeps on clicking after all the sun and sand keep beating on you.
You have to post more often (when you can), even if they are just short updates to let us know you okay.