Well it’s a over week since we docked in Rio and, I still feel the effects of the sea legs every now and again. I am now sitting in my office again typing up the final blog and it’s hard to believe that not so long ago, I thought we would never get to the end of our crossing. Well that’s life!
The few days that we spent in Rio went in a blur! We had to have a few celebratory dinners and lunches while enjoying the sights… and we certainly did. The skipper, Mark was left to sort out Hot Ice and await his new crew for the return journey. He has plenty of repairing to accomplish and he should be busy. The rest of us visited the local hot spots, like Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as the Christ the redeemer statue. Mike was the first to head home on Thursday, followed by Shaun and Warwick on Friday and the rest of us on Saturday.
I would like to say thank you to all of you that supported us on the Blog and the wonderful comments of encouragement, it turns out we have quite the following with more than 5000 visits from 2000+ people worldwide, all helping to spread awareness and support for IMAGINE .It truly was a lifetime experience for us and we are all glad to have been able to share it with you.
Very big thanks to Siobhan Nel our travel agent for managing all the changes. If anyone is looking for a good corporate or personal travel agent I can recommend her any time. firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you too my fellow crew and the skipper for their support and friendship through the journey and for supporting my cause IMAGINE.
Finally a very big thanks for all those generous donations made to IMAGINE. A target of raising R30 000 was set, and steadily throughout the days the donations poured in,andI can now proudly and with great appreciation say, that we achieved our target of R30000! We currently stand on over R45180!!It was the experience of a lifetime for me, and doing it to raise awareness and funds for IMAGINE just made it all the more memorable. I will keep you all posted on the final amount achieved.
Thank you all for your comments and encouragement along the way, I have this blog as a lifetime reminder of my adventure, and your kind words and generous donations.
Imagine and you can!…. and I have had a lot of time to think. 🙂