New Hotel, New Luck. This hotel was better for shure, 9th floor, nice view over the Obelisk. The release of the car however was developing as usual, Tuesday just looking at the car, showing it the customs, but not getting it. Just paying for extra services like 40ft Highcube 125% on top of everything, and Custom verification. After a brief check of the car’s ID number and the standard questions: „Do you have drugs, medicine or electronical devices with you?“ the containers doors were closed and sealed again. The pickup/delivery of the car would be at another place. La Boca.

 

The next Day: Wednesday. The Landy finally gets out of the container! For real! Unloading the Car, brief check on everything and haste to the hotel in rush hour to check-out. After everything was loaded into the car in a „no parking“ area, lets fuel up. The guy at the gas station asked „ciento quarenta litro? I would have told him that there’s fitting more, but ma spanish wasn’t that powerfull to do so.. He didn’t fuel up completely, might have been afraid of the fuel tank is leaking and is going somewhere.

To relax an reorganize the car we are heading south to a campsite with beach.

 

After a month in the container, I recognized some extra patina on the car. One month of rusting in the container. I’m relaxed switching on the cruise control on the Auto Pista, just when I hit the break, it won’t switch of. Break switch is broken. Due to this, the breaking light should be faulty too.. While we were verifying that damage on a roadside parking, it starts to poor. Right away jumping in the car, hitting the road again to go on with the journey in that rain,… the front wipers fail. The wipers motor must be faulty. After knowing that, I swiched on the radio with full velocity, amplifier does not work, but on that one I think it’s just a fuse. 

The next day in Pinamar, the car get’s its partial repairs: right diagnosis of the break switch, a fuse for the amplifier , one hard forced turn on the wipers motor and it worked again. Turning the roofrack from front to back, to fix the spare tires on the roof. The view has to be freed on the bonnet to see big holes on the road.

Because it’s not highseason anymore we decide to leave the ghost citys at the tourist beaches, and head directly to terra fuego.

By accident we stopped at a funny place, were everybody goes offroad with dune-buggies. Nobody lies at the beach, here the beach is a track. You see Jimmy Jeeps, Dune-Buggies, Quads, Motocross. You don’t walk on the beach, you drive. I like.

On the local campsite we got a warm welcome, finally some time to reorganize everything.

 

Throw out all the trash and packing material, wow there’s room in the car. The only thing that grinds my gears now, is the highlift, it needs to be placed somewere else then in the car, but it’s too long to be mounted at the rearbumper or on the bonnet. With a little help from the camp site owner and some bits and peaces of spanish, the highlift get’s shortened/cut and mounted on the bonnet. A collegue of his would also brings the mounting material. I trustfully hand  the way too long highlift over to that guy (asking my self, why didn’t I buy the short version)

 

 

After a brief tour through the landy, the guy from „torneria customs“ arrived with the highölift and tools. In just a few moments the two holes were drilled and everything was mounted. Cheers! Let’s go to the beach by car like the locals do it. You could travel from town to town by using the beach. I wasn’t going faster than 80 km/h, we shouldn’t overegg the pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

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