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     24-03-2007 positie: 51.43.723S, 072.31.752W - Puerto Natales 
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    pre>[datum: 24-03-2007
    wind: S 2
    barometer: 1000->990 hPa
    mijlentotaal: 582M
      Back on board, the anchor light is shining, but the boat is deserted. We just had to say our goodbyes, after a very good and cosy dinner together in a restaurant in town. During the morning little by little everybody left Tooluka, several left something, so they knew the contact wasn't broken definitely, and the deal was that we would meet up tonight for a proper finishing of our trip.
    Henk and Wil had by that time already spent a few hours reliving memories, John and Sandra tried to wash the remaining Patagonian dust out of their pores in the sauna and Rob took care that his experience didn't get lost by sending postcards from the favourite cafe in town. We collected the laundry, made up the inventory at the end of the trip: how much beer, wine, chocolate, flour and toilet paper had been used. So there was plenty to talk about when we met up tonight in the restaurant. Tomorrow morning, before daybreak, the bus is leaving for Punta Arenas. Around the time that Ken and I think about getting up, Henk, Wil and Rob are already in the plane to Santiago, John and Sandra leave 2 hours later. The voyage has really come to an end now. With many good memories we will be thinking back at all those miles sailed, those mountains hiked, the bays kayaked and the good meals eaten. The hot chocolate doesn't taste like on board Tooluka, the shower is hardly better than Tooluka's, a hot water bottel nowhere as on board Tooluka, in short: the world will never be the same after Tooluka! Good! Bye bye Tooluka!
     
     06-07-2011 positie: 72.47.274N, 056.08.770W - Upernavik 
    temperatuur: 11 gr
    watertemperatuur: 7 gr
    wind: variable
    barometer: 1012->1016 hPa
    koers: W
    mijlenvandaag: 18M
    mijlentotaal sinds aasiaat: 630M
      The last sailing day took us from our little anchorage to Upernavik, via the 1024 m high steep cliff of Sanderson's Hope! Because we left early (by 08.00 we were underway) we had plenty of time for close ups under de cliff, and still managfed to drop the hook in the harbour before midday. With 2 stern lines ashore we are safe for breaking icebergs (several inside the harbour) and out of the way of ship movements. In the afternoon we visited the museum, after which Margriet and Marlon visited the local shops for some last souvenirs. They had a nice meeting with a shop owner, while Marlies was invited to celebrate a birthday with a local family. And all these locals managed to communicate a little in English! What a joy, for everybody!
    Back on board we reflected on the trip, so impressive and unforgettable, but now come to an end! We have seen so much, in the 3 totally different areas: Disko Bugt with the Ilulissat Ice fjord, then the Uummannaq Fjord with its steep mountains and geological interesting cliffs, stones and structures, and then finally the Upernavik district, with again so much ice, in the Ice fjord, where we this time could come right in front of the glacier! Sooo much ice!!!! And that all in such beautiful weather, day after day with bright sunshine and calm weather! How lucky can you be?
    The team was perfect too: Marlies, Marlon, Margriet and Liesbeth as guests, Marijke as mate, what a joy to sail around with this all-women boat; umiak in Greenlandic. We got to know each other quite well and have enjoyed each others company. Tomorrow everybody, apart from Liesbeth and myself, will fly home again and will have to try to adapt till Dutch life again. Liesbeth and I will spend a week here in town, Liesbeth together with her husband, who will fly in tomorrow, and I by myself, with a good little boat to give extra care, as reward for her incredible services. Again she sailed us through ice-blocked fjords, strong as ever, she was a home to all of us and provided shelter and warmth whenever we needed it. What a brave little ship she is!
    There will be a week radio silence, but from next week on we'll be underway again, trying to find a way north, through icy waters, still filled with winter ice. Here in town large snow-fields still show up close to sea level, so spring really has only just arrived. Keep following us, and for now best regards from another enthusiastic Greenland-group, what a place!! Eef
     

Tooluka - 24-08-2019