Isla Isabela, Galapagos, Ecuador, day 618
Biking total: 60 days, 2979 km, 21’000 altimeters.
Climbing total: 240 days, 3151 km, 118’400 altimeters.
Sailing total: 318 days, 9563 nm, 26 altimeters (Panama Channel)
Yesterday, I got the message that one of my
best friends died in the river Aare rescuing his two daughters. He died on the same day we arrived on Isabela.
Yesterday was his funeral in Switzerland and I feel very sad that I can not be there.
My only comfort: We met in the sky with hangglaiding; – the river Aare goes to the Rhine and than to the Ocean; – so at the end we will meet again in the Ocean. His dead reflects his live: he sacrifices for others till the end…
Compared to this accident the rubbery on mainland Ecuador is nothing: At the last day somebody took Sabine’s purse with all the food money (US 540.-), credit card, ID etc. at the port captain’s office in Salinas!
In this hard time, nature and its wildlife gives us a lot of energy: wildlife-1, wildlife-2, wildlife-3, wildlife-4, wildlife-5, wildlife-6, wildlife-7, wildlife-8, wildlife-9, wildlife-10, wildlife-11, wildlife-12.
During the last few days, the whole TOPtoTOP crew climbed the highest volcano in the Galapagos: – lava, .