Sterlin finally made it home

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thanks to gps tracking we spotted Sterlin’s cruise ship, ‘Hapag-Lloyd Seoul Express’ in the Bay just across from Pier 32. Sterlin was in one of the smaller containers at the front of the ship.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

When we dropped Sterlin off in Rotterdam to be shipped to Oakland, CA, the scheduled arrival date was November 29th. Due to a labor dispute between operators of the 29 West Coast port terminals and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union which has brought a worker slowdown, Sterlin didn’t arrive till this day.

Update 10-Feb-2015: The dispute entered its 14th week and ships and cargo containers from San Diego to Seattle were stacking up leaving produce to wilt and frustrating customers worldwide.

Picking Sterlin up from our Shipping agents.

Once back home, where he now has his own spot in the garage, Stephen waisted no time converting Sterlin back to a ‘normal’ car: shelving unit and water tank got taken out, tent and roof rack came off and back seats were put back in… et voil√°: no one would ever know that he just came back from an amazing around the world overland adventure!

Sterlin back home
Overland equipment gone, back seats returned.

For the week following we made several appointments with the DMV to get Sterlin re-registered and roadworthy – ready for a quick jaunt up to Vancouver, Canada.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This day we – finally – got around to paying Philippe at Euroland 4×4 Center a visit. Philippe checked over and tuned up Sterlin before we left on our adventure and we believe that mainly thanks to him we had no major issues en route.

With Philippe at Euroland 4×4.