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#fromkurilswithlove has reached Sakhalin, its final destination.
We are on our way back to port in Sakhalin. Maybe three or so hours to go. The crew is packing all the gear up.
There is an assembly station for all the tech toys on the rear of Afina and it in itself is very cool to watch. The places that these cameras have been, and the things they have seen and shot, words can't describe. Remember that more than 30 bags were loaded onto Afina 12 days ago.
We are approaching the port area.
Apparently we won't disembark Afina at the port, but instead we will ride the zodiacs to the shore. To transport all the people and equipment and bags will likely take a few hours.
Back on land we wait for the buses to take us to a hotel. A mountain of bags and gear lays motionless at the edge of the pier where we were dropped off by the zodiacs.
This amazing adventure ends here, but the story surely will continue.
However... we go to Korean bbq. That was absolutely delicious. Every kind of meat and vegetable we could possibly have we do. Speeches. Good ones. Some drinks. Club maybe? Sure why not. There is a club at the bottom floor of our hotel. And trust me, it's a place you want to be at with some friends.
Buenas noches amigos.
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Find out more about next week's Minecraft event here!