Good evening from Berlin!
Two days to go!
I arrived in Berlin this afternoon. Tomorrow morning (Monday) at 6:00 the KLR will leave Windhoek on a day flight to Berlin.
I have a new annoyance following me wherever I go: Holiday days. I planned to buy the last few things in Berlin on Monday. Today I heard that tomorrow, Monday, is a holiday day in Germany! Shops are closed. On Tuesday there is no time for any last-minute shopping. If I get the KLR released in time I will have a 680 km ride on Tuesday.
I need to mention a few people. Paul van der Merwe from Windhoek helped me to get storage for my bakkie and trailer close to Windhoek. Thank you Paul. I am sorry that we couldn’t meet, but it was a wild and mad day due to the holiday day in Namibia. Greg of Jetline Lynnwood in Pretoria printed my sticker business cards. When I wanted to pay he refused to accept any payment. Thanks Greg! Your kind gesture is much appreciated!
My friends that came to the airport to say goodbye, thank you all! Gerhard and Nettie, my sister Dorette , Neil and Lita (Neil will help me uploading messages to the blog when there is no internet available), Andrew and Suzanne (and for bringing my load of luggage to the airport), Marinda and Rolette, I appreciate your time!
I had four huge bags of luggage that had to go with me. Without Tanja and Henda that offered my some of their “luggage weight” I would have been in serious trouble.
Now I am off to bed for hopefully a long sleep.