And so we’re back.
Falmouth – La Coruna – Lisbon – Las Palmas – Sao Vicente – Rio de Janeiro –
Mar del Plata – Ushuaia – Puerto Williams – Antarctica – Ushuaia – Puerto
Williams – Antarctica – Ushuaia – Stanley – South Georgia – Piriapolis –
Isla Grande – Rio de Janeiro – Ponta Delgada – La Coruna – Falmouth
21500 nautical miles, 235 days, MWF10, 1200 night hours
It seems like ages ago and like yesterday that we left here, and it was strange and brilliant to see my mum and Nick’s parents for a glass of bubbly as we arrived. I had to walk away for a minute as it was a bit overwhelming being surrounded by people! We owe a huge thanks to all you guys who helped make this possible, and for looking after us whilst we were gone. Now back to real life and plotting. Thank you. James
Feelings are mixed. There were a few tears when I saw the land for the first time and a few more when we saw Nick and James’ parents waving from the cliff top. I’m still waiting for mine to turn up… apparently they are sailing here. I guess this will be our last official blog as the adventure ends tomorrow although we’ll keep on posting until the last of us leave Elinca in Stornoway next Saturday. I’m planning to spend today sitting on the deck with a gin and tonic waiting for people to arrive and watching the world go by. Clare