On March 26th we packed Giles into a container and closed and bolted the door. This was not quite as simple as it sounded, given Giles with the tent on top is slightly higher than a standard container door, but with the tyres pretty much flat and Cas and our able assistant standing on the bumper we squeezed him in. Clicking the customs bolt in place felt pretty final, and on April 6th he left the port at Fremantle bound, initially, for Singapore. He had a brief stopover before heading to Tianjin, where he arrived around April 6th.
With Giles gone, the rest of our stuff on a container back to the UK, and us having found the last few weeks in Perth pretty stressful we needed a holiday. We’re not going to blog about it, but New Zealand fitted the bill and after the stark contrasts of much of West Australia was like aloe vera for the eyeballs. The plan was to fly from NZ to China, but….no epic adventure of ours would be complete without applying for a job in a different country along the way… So after a brief trip back to the U.K. we are on our way to see what Chinese customs have made of our truck….