Saturday morning the ship started heading in around 7 am and we were joined by 2 tugs. We pushed alongside the key and were nearly ashore. First, we needed to wait until the health officials had inspected us as they did to the entire boat, and this took some time. We were then escorted off the boat and to the waiting transit vans. We said goodbye to some of the crew, but not all of them as they were very busy. The new captain greeted us in passing, but he had not spoken to us. It was strange to leave in such in inauspicious way, considering the way we had got on board. Captain Amir Janbod and his crew will always be our heroes for our rescue and we will never forget your hospitality.
We passed through customs quickly and we headed into town. First dropping Mike at the airport, as he was heading straight to Rio. The rest of us stayed a night or two in Vitoria and then headed to Rio. I officially got here in 17 days and 21 hours and a few minutes.
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