A familiar sight in the museum harbor of Den Helder. The Tecla is back on the dock after a journey of nearly fourteen months. On April 12, 2019, the 38-meter long logger left for a long journey through the Northwest Passage to Alaska. After this passage, no less great challenge lay ahead. A trip of 6000NM to the Galapagos Islands. From there to Easter Island and a round of Cape Horn that was completed in 28 days. It was the second successful Cape Horn round for Tecla.
After the first visit to Antarctica, the journey continued with a 55-day trip through South Georgia, to South Africa, Cape Town. This trip started on February 2 and she arrived in Cape Town, almost a year after leaving the Netherlands on April 10, 2020.
The Tecla was no longer welcome because of Corona and she was able to let the guests fly home with great difficulty. The ship could only return to the Netherlands, without guests. Gijs Sluik runs the charter company together with his sister Jet and mother Jeannette. He was the captain who sailed the ship back through the Azores 7,000 nautical miles with a small crew. More here.