Two weeks ago we tied to the same wharf that we left here in Charleston on April 1st—an appropriate date when you consider that our summer consisted of:
- Eight months.
- Eighty degrees of latitude (40 each way).
- Ten thousand miles, give or take a few.
- About thirty pounds of weight loss (15 pounds each).
- Twenty-five nights or so at sea, which is really very few (due to being in icy waters most of the time), considering the distance.
- About 300 watches each, most of them cold.
All in all, it was a wonderful cruise to some of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world.
Thank You, My Love
Well Done, Old Girl
Well done Morgan’s Cloud, for keeping us safe and comfortable in challenging conditions and going the whole way without a a gear failure caused delay, or in fact, any significant problems at all. (We will be writing more about that in an “Artic Gear Test” coming soon.)
Thank You, Delivery Crews
Supremely competent mariners, great shipmates, and now dear friends, all three.
Thank You, Chief Scientist
Thank You, Konrad
Thank You, Val and Veryan
It Feels So Good When You Stop
More To Come
Over the winter, we will be writing more about the cruise. There may even be a book of photographs with a bit of text, maybe as an e-book, if we get around to it—we are not committing to any major projects for a while!