Welcome to the Caribbean: The beach at our hotel in Cartagena.
Our first task was, to get all vehicles out of the customs at the different ports (Cartagena has only 4 of them)...
First, we had to wait for the complicated procedures to be finished.
For the port, we had to wear helmets, in order to get to the containers.
All sorts of stuff are transported and wait to be picked up.
Tong's bike came from Thailand...
...in the same container, as the van (which came from the last leg of the world tour "Tallin-Bangkok".
European and Edelweiss bikes came from Hamburg (Germany).
Finaly the container is open and all the bikes are ok
Everybody happy after all
All good! (Manfred and Will).
The spare tires, that came with the european container, were transported to a parking lot - on a port pickup truck.
Oli is helping Phil, to connect the battery on his bike, that came in another container - from the US.
The pickup truck was not allowed to bring the spare tires out of the port; so, all were mounted on our bikes and driven out of the secured area, where we loaded them into the van.
It started to get dark till we got the bikes finaly out
Mission accomplished - finally!
We made it. And definitely deserved dinner and beer.
A look into the "restaurant" from the outside.
In the heat, Oli and Marc were fixing the tires on the roof rack, that finally had to be lifted onto the van with the help of some locals, using a fork-lift truck at a gas station.
Ready to roll:
Katrin, Martin, Phil, Will, Bert, Tong, Manfred, Bernd, Jeff, Oli and Marc