Sönke and Judith Roever
The end of the world is not enough for them: Judith and Sönke Roever from Hamburg are continuing their end-of-the-world project after arriving in New Zealand. In April 2009 the author and his wife set sail again. Contrary to the original plan, a circumnavigation of the world is now a declared goal.
Sönke Roever (33) has been traveling with his wife Judith (31) for a year and a half. On their sailing ship "Hippopotamus", a Gib’Se106, the two sail over 15,000 nautical miles and two oceans from Hamburg to New Zealand at the other end of the world.
Almost 13,000 nautical miles are already in the wake (the young couple is currently anchored in the BorBora lagoon), and the Roevers want to enter the port of Auckland at the end of November. Then the two temporary dropouts arrive at the other end of the world, and the originally planned trip comes to an end.
But now you have decided to continue. Sönke Roever: “Our idea was to sell our ship in New Zealand and fly back to everyday life in Germany. We have since refrained from doing this. What is certain, however, is that we will not open a beach bar somewhere under palm trees. We want to go back to Hamburg, but we also want to bring our ship home with us - there is too much passion and memories in it. That's why we decided to extend our trip. Now we've come this far and we like it so much that we think a year more or less - what difference does that make? ".
After a four-month break, Judith and Sönke Roever had to “cast off” again in April 2009. The return journey is then expected to go via New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Greece, Sicily, Malta, Gibraltar, Biskayund Englischer Kanal back home to Hamburg. The two sailors plan to arrive there in August 2010.
Everyone can follow the Roevers' journey live on the Internet at www. Hippopotamus.de
Soenke Roever's book "Auszeit unter Segeln" has also been published by Delius Klasing Verlag.