A few words
Kon Tiki 2 expedition is now over. It has been a tough one, and until the very final day, we were hoping for a different ending. Well, we feel compelled to thank all those who followed and supported us throughout the journey. It would have been much more difficult without your support. Your kind thoughts and warm feelings have been carrying us through the ocean along with the wind for the past 115 days. Unfortunately, the El Niño effect has been particularly strong this year, and we failed to bring our rafts to the shore. The ocean chose to not let us complete the mission. We are too small to stand up against the elements... Not this time.
But still, there is no reason to fall into despair. This Journey has opened a brave new world to us all, providing a totally new perspective of things around us and of ourselves too. I am convinced each and every one of us has experienced happiness. In spite of all the difficulties, the food shortage, the permanently wet clothing and sleeping bags, the fact that we missed our homes and families, and the unpredictable weather, we have so many happy memories of our lives on the rafts. I can tell with confidence: we did our best. And even more. Could anyone perform better? There's only one way to check. Give it a try, but be prepared for a really tough journey.
To conclude, I would like to thank the Ocean itself and our rafts. Memories of Tupac, our home for the past half-year, will remain in my heart forever. It has been damn difficult to dismantle the rafts. Every blow of the hammer against the chiesel would cut yet another rope, and drive a rusty nail right into my heart. Especially after Boris and I braided those ropes in Callao. But we had to dismantle the rafts in order to prevent damage to other vessels out there.
Well, enough of the sad stuff! We did deliver on many objectives of the mission. And, as I already said, we all were a bunch of happy people. And personally, I still am one. We are alive and safe and about to come home. It's been quite a while now.