After the first beautiful voyage with students and teachers of the Friesland College, we are now back in Harlingen, doing some more maintenance. On July 10th we opened our decks for visitors for a trip down memory lane. To the almost three months non stop voyage that brought the ship back from Ushuia to the Netherlands in the hardest restriction times of the pandemic. A book about our adventures has recently published and Boris, the author, visited us on board for a open-shop-book signing session.
This summer, we will also make a couple of last-minute voyages in European waters. In the next weeks, we will publish some updates about this schedule on our website, newsletter, and social media channels.
On August the 22nd the Bark Europa plans to depart for the Oceancrossing with direction Montevideo. After that we plan to make several expeditions to Antarctica this winter.
The worldwide Covid situation still remains to be uncertain. We keep an eye on this situation and are trying to update our fellow voyage crew whenever something is changing. In the meanwhile, we have to be flexible anyway. Or like we say in dutch: 'Het blijft schipperen met een zeilschip!', which you could translate like 'on a sailing ship you always have to be prepared to change sails or course if it is needed!'.
For the safety of the guests and crew, we are asking everyone on board to be fully vaccinated by the time of embarkation.
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