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Old 06-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #61
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it's filled with edam and shipped back.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:39 PM   #62
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What happens to the container? Is it owned by someone who then leased it to you or ETI?
Hi,

The container belongs to a company. After we used it it will be stacked on a lot in the harbour and when time comes it will be picked up and used again.

In fact you just rent the container for the duration of the trip including the return of the container.

Have fun!

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Old 06-26-2014, 12:04 PM   #63
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Another day, another adventure.

The Escape is heading Lisbon and should be about halfway between the Dominican Republic and Portugal.

No time to waste though.

Today we did close a deal on the TV.

It talk some time to make up our mind, partly because there were more then 1 options but mostly because of the somewhat strange TAX rules overhere.

It turns out that if you buy a pick-up it will be considered a business car, but it has to comply with a bunch of rules regarding loading space and Cab space. The loading weight is not the most important thing to consider, but the loading space (in the truckbed and the space in the cab is the most important thing.

I know, if you don't live here your don't understand, believe me, we do neither.

Anyhow: If you buy a Dodge Ram, you're OK, it is big enough to be considered a business truck.

We decided we needed something smaller, Holland is not pick-up truck country so big trucks are considered bad news overhere, as in bad people drive big pick-up trucks.

So a smaller truck is what we need. We decided on a ISUZU D-Max max towing about 4500 KG, good enough for us.

BUT, to make this a business truck overhere in the Netherlands, we have to raise the cabin roof a few centimeters, we need to install a hitch and we need to make sure the truckbed is detachable (Quick release).
All this is fairly standard work for a few garages who sell pick-up trucks.

So it will take 5-7 weeks in all to get the truck on our drive way. No problem, we need to do some work on the Escape too.

Well we're glad we finally found a truck that could be "converted" to a business vehicle, looks good and is not so big like a Dodge Ram.

Have fun!

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:57 PM   #64
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Thanks for the update and the interesting information. I have been following the Seaspan Felixstowe, and am amazed at the information on that website. (Thanks again Karen.)
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:16 AM   #65
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And a new update is available.

Escape just hit Europe!

The Seaspan Felixstowe vessel carrying the Escape, is about to enter the harbour of Lisboa, Portugal.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:08 AM   #66
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It was tough waiting 6 days to get ours to go cross country, the waits gotta be killing you.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:33 PM   #67
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Just a hop, skip and a jump and she's there!
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:41 AM   #68
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The ship just stopped in Valencia, Spain. I'm really interested in watching the route to it's eventual home...

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Old 07-04-2014, 10:35 AM   #69
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And here we GO!!!!

It turns out the Escape has been offloaded in Cartegna and transferred to another vessel.

I just received that message from the shipping company.

And now we can honestly tell you guys that the Escape 5.0 has landed in the Netherlands (Rotterdam), is offloaded and will be loaded on a smaller vessel which will transfer it to Harlingen where it will arrive on Tuesday morning!

We will be making lots of pictures while unpacking the container.

W'll keep you posted!

Have fun!

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This truly is Christmas in July, as you even get to unwrap the present to yourselves.
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