Day's run. 0 nm. No rest for the wicked as it was an early start for us at the hotel with us all gathering in the lobby to head off to the ship at 0800. Some are looki ng a little the worse for wear but in reality all are looking just drained of energy. I think we all need a good break and have earned it, unfortunate ly for many aboard the realities of little money and the need to survive wi ll not give them much of a break before having to head back out on the next ship. Well do I know this having had this very same problem many times bef ore when I was a wandering sailor, I am glad my qualifications give me a bi t more leeway. Still that is the life of tall ship sailors it is financiall y very poor and when one job is finished you must look for the next. Once onboard I assemble the crew for a meeting and introduce Gary Wilson wh o will resume as Master on board for the next four months while the ship is in the Netherlands. I am pleased that Gary is taking over from me here as he has the passion to look after the vessel and maintain the continuity req uired. It also makes the handover a lot easier for me as he knows the vesse l so well from the first voyage. I give Gary the go ahead to organise the c rew to get the vessel set up for the public to come aboard today. I have to pack up the aft cabin and make it ready for my departure, it is surprising to see how much gear and how bulky it is that I need to pack away. At 1100 we cannot keep the people away and so we finish what we can and all ow the public aboard, there is a long line and despite the rain they were e ager to get aboard and this is rewarding for us as well. I spend the afternoon having a chat, handing the vessel over to Gary it is all straightforward, and I agree to complete today's log before handing tha t over to him as well. Therefore, this is my last log for the 'Duyfken'. It has been quite a job s ailing the vessel nearly 23000 nm and writing about our trials and tribulat ions along the way. I have had some feed back on my writing but never as mu ch as I have had in the past 24 hours. It is gratifying that the work was a ppreciated and that my style of writing was acceptable. It will take a few weeks of rest before we can all I think truly appreciate the amazing journey we have achieved then we will know that not only did w e do it but we had to do it. So until the next adventure good bye and thankyou for your support it has b een worthwhile.