We set off for Skansbukta in the afternoon and whilst having some bonding time with Nemo, encountered sailing winds. More likely, all the sails just needed to breathe some Arctic air and it was good for us to have another go at getting them up. : )
We made a landing just after 4:30pm and had about two hours to explore the old gypsum mine track and walk up and down the coast of the bay. Our last evening together was topped off with a midnight (sun) portrait session with Ashley.
Tomorrow we wake up in Longyearbyen. See you there. —Electric QT
day 14: Sunday June 28 morning—Cayber
Yesterday evening was our last artist sharing session. Following that, we were thrilled to have some of the crew share with us too! Captain Jo, Clara, Laura, Jim and Thomas + Nadia told us about their journey that brought them to the Antigua. I was most intrigued by the box shaped boat that Jim said he began his sailing adventures on. At first I thought he said Optimus, like Optimus Prime : ), but it's actually called an Optimist. I drew what I thought it looked like from his description. It's a small dinghy boat that kids learn how to sail on. Afterwards, I asked him more about the boat and he drew it for us.
At breakfast this morning with Tito, we were discussing last night's sharing and the optimist came up. He also knows about boats and sailing and drew me another diagram of it. I wanted to save it in my journal but it was on my used napkin so I had to photograph it instead.
For our last morning in Pyramiden, Theres said she would take us on a hike up to the mine entrance! Eric, Jisun, Salome, Ashley, Lumans, Carina, Joey, Max, Snowflake and I took her up on her offer. Others took a more gentle hike south of Pyramiden with Sarah or went back to yesterday's safe areas.
We set sail towards Skansbukta after lunch. Electric QT will tell you all about it.
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