ICE 2 ICE Live Blog

Day 11

The daily routine & organisation

Day 11

The daily routine & organisation

The days are getting shorter again and it gets dark sooner. Fortunately, we have installed the additional light bar at the front of the car since I prefer to drive late into the night. In the morning, I find it really difficult to get into gear. But I already know that from Africa and therefore I know that the routine has to be integrated at the beginning of the day yet. We try to get away earlier every day and at least for the last two days this has worked out.

My team really has their hands full right now. Apart from the good infrastructure of the larger cities, it is difficult for them to do the organizational work. Today, the team in the campervan spent some time in a small town to refill the water tanks, drain the wastewater, refuel and run errands. Also, we do not have a proper sleep routine yet. Currently, nobody sleeps much. There is always something to do for them. They have to constantly plan ahead, rethink and improve everything so that everything runs smoothly here. With feedback rounds, we manage to keep the mood high and to optimize the processes.

As we do our best every day here and collect miles after miles (today 300 km for the first time!), the preparations for the Southern part of Ice2Ice continue in Colombia. The heat hits not only on the energy reserves of Claudia and Kathi, who are still travelling in Colombia, but also on the car batteries. So the trip from the port of Cartagena started with a jump start. Once the engines were running, they went out onto the streets, where horns generally replaced flashing, braking and overriding. Traffic rules are seen here rather as a recommendation. Unfortunately, during the overseas shipping – as in Africa – some things were stolen from the car. Really annoying! Now they have to check inventory lists, compare them with my team here and get the missing items.

A nicer story for the end: Yesterday we met travellers from St. Anton when we left our parking spot at Muncho Lake! What a funny coincidence. Greetings and thank you for your good wishes!