The "Freydis" under Spinnaker in front of the Harriman Glacier
The Heidelberg circumnavigator couple Heide and Erich Wilts, both 75, completed four trips this year in the Gulf of Alaska, and it was a seldom smooth and relaxed season. "We were very lucky in every respect," reports the skipper: "With our fellow sailors, with wind and weather, with the wilderness and the fauna, the salmon and bears, otters, whales, sea lions, eagles and with the nice people we meet met."
And also with the ship: The "Freydis" worked perfectly in every respect. Only one thing did not work: the supply of news - no Internet access, nowhere. In return, the skippers and guests enjoyed an extremely high "density of experiences" and lived "intensely for the day".
That time is over when you reach the port of Kodiak. However, it is not yet entirely clear how the next few weeks until the planned trip home in mid-September will look like: Either the "Freydis" will be wintered directly in Alaskan, or the Wilts will go on another trip for two at the end of the season.
Erich Wilts submitted some fascinating photos from the trip documentation, you can find them in this gallery:
Photo gallery: "Freydis" in Alaska
Further details of the trip can be found on the Internet in the blog of the "Freydis" crew.