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There is a new storm front coming right at us so we decide to use the current wind presence to head for the Azores. We spend the last days imagining what we are missing the most and we are enjoying some sailing. The last day we even get some sailing lessons, including the names of the most important lingua of the boat, which would have helped a lot more if we got it the first day…

We take some last group pictures for the sponsors and one with a very old explorers flag which has been all around the world.

On the morning of the 11th of February we see land! A weird emotional feeling comes over us. At one hand I’m are happy that we see something physical again besides the boat and of course I’m relieved that we made it, but at the other hand I’m sad it’s over. I don’t want to go back to the life I left behind. Something very relaxing and mind cleansing seems to be inherently connected to being in the middle of the ocean. I don’t remember the last time I felt so zen and I know it’s going to be over as soon as I touch ground. I even dreamt of accessing my inbox and seeing the number of incoming mail going up like a slot machine and stopping at 163.585! Before we land we make plans to go on a boat trip again. I guess we’re hooked.

Coming closer to land a rainbow appears, connecting the island with the boat. Our arrival could not have been more idyllic… LAND!

One Comment

  1. Posted February 17, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Dag allemaal! Wat een bizarre reis hebben jullie gemaakt! Marjo, klinkt goed dat verhaal
    met alleen die boot en de zee.., maar wij hebben dan weer bier hier.
    Hoop dat jullie allemaal veilig en gezond het vaste land hebben bereikt.

    Veel groetjes,


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