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The 1460 days of
s/y Kristiina 12.5.2001 - 12.5.2005
- 37 800 nautical miles
- 21 countries
- 345 harbours
- 3 800 engine hours
- 24 000 litres of water
- 215 updates on homepage
- 5 600 nautical miles home
Four years cruising leaves its marks -
both to the vessel and crew. Deck is rusty, sails (genoa 7yrs, main
10yrs) streched, interior worn out, engine needs new parts. Compared
to the mileage Kristiina has taken it well. Perkins has never let us
down. And it has gathered some miles, too: rivers through the US,
windless return from the Aleutians, channels of the British Columbia,
and calm shores of Mexico. All the engine maintenance advice we have
got from Ekström, Finland. Also the HP laptop and digital camera are
still working like new.
What about the crew? Our enthusiam is worn out, it is the unavoidable
result of the huge amount of experience. Physically we are feeling
good. The personal floating device around our stomack would probably
have grown also on land. When we think about the past, we are soon
talking about Alaska. It is the best experience of our trip. That
tells that we enjoy more wildlife and nature that people and new
cultures. Thus, we liked it very much in Mexico, too. When we think
what next, a picture rises in our head: the cabin deep in the woods,
sauna, calm inlake, a cry of a bird. But before we can have our sauna
bath, we have to cross the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Some 5600 miles and three months to that.
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