After 5 years in conception, 12 months since we bought our camper truck, and 1 year of intensive planning - today saw the loading of Ozzie, our EarthCruiser (Mitsubishi Fuso Cantor), and home for the next eight months, into a shipping container bound for Singapore then Kuala Lumpur on Hanjin Port Adelaide sailing next Tuesday 5 Feb.
Fortunately staff of Dionysius Transport, Port of Brisbane were amazingly accurate on forklifts, moving huge containers like Lego blocks. Fellow travellers Jon & Jude's Land Rover went in easily compared to Guy and Cheryl's taller and wider All Terrain Warrior – Guy changing two tyres to aged 16" ones, ready to discard on arrival in Malaysia. BoyRob lowered his tyre pressures, removed mirrors/aerial, backing without visuals. Everyone helped to push the rest of the way in.
There was plenty of activity under vehicles to chock, nail, ratchet down -a sweaty claustrophobic job taking over 4 hours. We photographed container numbers as well as final seal, which won't be opened until customs in KL. All were amused at story of GirlRob shrinking and vacuum-sealing mounds of toilet paper the night before departure. Sunburned, but happy, we went home to cold champagne and no more jobs – very pleasant after months of preparation.