October 08, 2002 GMT
LA Story


We have been in LA 12 days now, we are running out of patience, but there is nothing that we can do. We call the warehouse every day in the vague hope that our crates have slipped through the pickets, but the strike is holding firm. Nothing is moving, there are more ships arriving everyday, over 200 now wait offshore.
The government is finally getting involved as the economy starts to be affected, if luck is on our side we should be able to pick up the bikes tomorrow.
During last week we used a friends bike and went down to the port and chatted to the longshoremen who are picketing. It was interesting to hear what they had to say, but we couldn’t convince them to open the gates!!


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It has been a frustrating time, but luckily our friends are keeping us busy. We are seeing more of the area and meeting more people than we otherwise would have done. Thanks to Linda, who I met while travelling in Oz, on Big Trip 1, we have a great place to stay close to the beach, a fridge full of beer and the use of her motorbike. This travelling thing can be hard!! It has been an interesting start to our trip, here’s hoping that things go a little faster in the next few days.

Posted by Sian Mackenzie at October 08, 2002 06:31 AM GMT
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