And So Things Progress……
Things are beginning to come together; all the documents we need for the Australian embassy arrived this morning, so off we went to the post office and sent another envelope off to Berlin. Who knows, we may even get our Permanent Resident visas before we leave, mmmmm maybe we shouldn’t book the flights to LA this week after all.
We spent a whole day preparing the crates for the bikes. Arno had got original crates from both BMW and Yamaha a few months ago and we stored them in the garage in pieces. Now it was time to see how they fitted together and whether there would be enough room in them for our bikes, panniers, helmets, camping equipment. We changed a few dimensions to make the boxes as small as possible, took the front wheels out and calculated that both bikes would end up at just over 4 cubic metres – not bad.
We are also the proud owners of a laptop – a Panasonic Toughbook!! A very good friend of ours who is also one of our sponsors found one lying around in his home office and said we could have it! Wow what a generous bloke!! Thanks Micheal!!
Posted by Sian Mackenzie at August 08, 2002 10:13 PM GMT
Finally this week, we actually sold our wreck, sorry car. Someone actually paid €100 for it, despite the crunching noises and dodgy paintwork. No more car worries, wonderful!!