Our last day at sea was again blessed by good weather and
smooth seas. Sailing along the coasts of the Netherlands and Germany we saw a
surprisingly large number of oil rigs, and many wind mill farms, and for long stretches
we had low-lying land in sight. So civilization was never far away!
Even though there were many lectures today, this day also
gave opportunity for quiet reflection on what we had seen around the British
Islands and Ireland. For many it was also a day for making plans for meeting
again in the future with new friends discovered aboard. Looking at the photos
that the expedition photographer made available also was an entertaining
The captain’s farewell cocktail was the final even of a day
that had passed just too quickly!