Report April 6
This morning we got a message that the cars have been released by customs and that we can pick them up in the port of Brisbane. It was just as exciting with all those strict control requirements here, but we succeeded.
We went to the harbor with George Schönauer and Mervin Kroll. George drives the Land Rover back from the harbor to our holiday address because Trudy prefers not to drive in that busy traffic. She is lucky with that.
At the customs depot everything is running smoothly. Some paperwork and safety jackets and we can go to the cars.
First we arrive at the Landrover, but it will not start. Some diesel in the tank, a serious look under the bonnet and it starts.
Then to the Model T, which was inside the depot.
It looked amazingly clean; that’s what those customs people have arranged nicely.
The Model T started immediately and Dirk drove it outside.
You could wait, but immediately there were two men under the Model T. Why do men always crawl right under that car?
Then we went into the busy evening peak of Brisbane and over the Highway to Redcliffe, our holiday destination.
On his way Dirk got a huge downpour on his head.
Wet but very satisfied we arrived at our holiday address in Redcliffe.
Our support team will meet next Sunday: Sjaak, the brother of Dirk and his wife Coby.
On Monday our Australia adventure can really start!!!