No I am not talking about some incoming evil weather system, I am talking about the vacuum the crew left behind them when they disembarked a week ago.
For 3 months we have been full house aboard the boat, always someone talking, someone closing a door, someone snoring, someone flushing the toilet- always something going on, and then – NOTHING!
A total silence followed by a total calm, it is actually a strange feeling when the crew leaves the boat after a journey like this. It takes a couple of days to adjust back to be alone again. It was not without tears our amazing New Zealand to Australia crew left us.
We had a fantastic time together, 6 countries, 5000 miles, Cyclones, Caves, Crocodiles, Strange deceases, amazing experiences, great food and a whole bunch of fantastic moments.
Our last leg together – Thursday Island to Darwin
Our last leg together from Thursday Island to Darwin was very slow but also very comfortable. It took us 6 days to sail the 730 miles needed. Downwind all the way and we caught our self a couple of nice fishes on the way.
We wanna thank everyone in our crew for being so bloody awesome; Victor, Ylva, Dan, Will & Gabbie– THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!!!!
The trip in motion
“Dan the man” made this video that kinda summarize our time together, I hope I will see you guys again!
The Calm is over- back to work!
We had our week of absolute calm and it is now time to muscle up and get the boat ready for our next adventure- Australia to Singapore. The crew will arrive shortly and it is now time to switch over to “working-mode”.
The water maker needs to be replaced, the engines needs to be serviced, the rig needs to be controlled, the outboard needs to be serviced and many other small bits and pieces thats needs to be fixed before we are good to go again. “Awesome” Will is arriving late tonight and he will as always be my sidekick during this hectic week.
// Daniel, Anna & Olivia