It was a long night and the most difficult container to load but the 6th and final container is now loaded and ready for it’s long voyage to Belarus. The 6 containers will be hauled by truck to the Port of Montreal where they will be loaded on a ship. Once across the ocean they still have a long land trip across Europe to Belarus and, with any luck at all, will be waiting for the delegation to arrive in Chausy! Of course there is Canada Customs and Belarus Customs to deal with at either end of the journey and that in itself is no small feat!
This 6th container has lots of stuff for two destinations, the Chausy Orphanage and the Chausy Hospital. There were a lot of odd shaped items in this load making it complicated and time consuming. In this picture it may look like we have discovered a stow-away, but in actual fact Alex had crawled in underneath some stuff and we passed in packages of Bounty to stuff in and fill all the holes.
Once everything for the orphanage was loaded we squared off the section with boxes of (much needed) toilet paper to divide it from the hospital delivery:
Once we had everything loaded for the hospital (another lot of odd sized stuff) and the load was deemed full …
… our loaders decided they could fit in a few more boxes so Dave rounded up some boxes of infant clothing and they managed to stuff in … 27 more boxes!!! Now that’s a load!
Without giving away any secrets I noticed some pretty cool stuff in there for the Orphanage and I can’t wait to get to Chausy to see the faces on the kids when we unload this container!
I may post the odd update between now and then, but make sure you “tune-in” to this website from March 29 to April 12 for ongoing updates of our deliveries and experiences with our friends in Belarus!