Day 23, 2 am GMT time: the Tecla has landed! Real time was June 8, between 23 and 24 pm local time, but never mind. After 22 and a half day since we left Tenerife, the cruise is over, andf we have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, sailing most of the time, and with the engine at the end.
I missed the landing because I went sleeping in my bunk after my watch, but I as awaken by the noise when we arrived.
I took a few pictures at that moment, but most of them were wasted because of the night. These are the best 3:
- Gijs doing something usefull with a rope, because the ship need to be a taken after;
- some of us looking a the pier, and at the people there; Donna, Andreas, Gael, Stacee, Tigua,...
- and a general view of the little pice of Bermuda where we landed: a small part of St Gerges harbour, in the night, yet with a lot of people on the pier because the parents and friends of our Bermudian crew members were here to welcome them, or soon arrived when the news of the arrival was phoned to them.
At that moment most of us are still to shy to set the foot on the ground, because the ship has been our home, cocoon or just our World for the last 22 days, and it makes a lot of time.
But the feast is about to start, the beginning of the "Great Bermudian Festival" we were to be part of for our remaining days on the islands, and which will be the Part III of this voyage.
So part II is now over: second place in A/B combined classed, 2,800 nautical miles, an Ocean crossed, and 23 days shared together, 19 men, women and a dog.
This means also 192 postings on TE, which seems to be guite a long travelogue, but the only way to make you share the cruise.
I hope you enjoyed the show, it was a good one for the actors, something which happens once in a lifetime...
And see you perhaps for Part III: "Discovering Bermuda!
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jhm (148640) 2010-07-10 1:32
Splendid night picture with a wondeful quality.
I love the black background and the man barefoot working at the cords.
Yesterday, I was five hour along the river with the sailboats to Antwerp, a pity no boats with sails.
Very well composition, good presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
maloutim (9639) 2010-07-11 8:12
Bonne photo de ce marin à l'oeuvre, alors que le voilier accostait! Les détails sont nets et clairs malgré l'obscurité ambiante.
Belle croisière en effet!
Ainsi, tu sembles passer le plus clair de ton temps sur l'eau ou en escale!
Est-ce un métier ou un loisir?
Merci du partage!
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-07-16 8:41
Ola Emmanuel ,
Que bela colecção de fotos a bordo deste navio , tens momentos lindos , bom momento capturado com este homem a enrolar as cordas , belos detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Didi (60356) 2010-07-17 4:04
Une fin de traversée sans tambours ni trompettes.
Le travail continue afin de remettre tout en ordre
Je note que ce reportage m'a beaucoup intéressé.
John_F_Kennedy (43625) 2010-09-02 5:03
This is a nice image during the nights. Nice work.
- Copyright: Emmanuel LE CLERCQ (emjleclercq) (15780)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-09
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Olympus E510, Olympus Zuiko ED 9-18mm, Hama UV 72mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-09 13:49