Leg 5: Europe (Take 2)

August – October, 2014

Back in Europe we made our way to Belgium via Russia, Finland, the Baltic States, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands.

On August 16 we arrived in Eeklo, the end-goal of the ‘overland’ part of our trip. But the trip was not yet over, and on August 20 we flew to Japan where we embarked on a ‘side-trip’ to the Sea of Okhotsk.

On September 21 we returned back in Belgium and spent a week or so there before setting out on a quick trip through France and Switzerland, after which we flew to Hong Kong.

Leg 5DatesDurationDistance (kms)
Russia and Caspian SeaJuly 14th – 25th11 Days2,663
FinlandJuly 25th – 28th3 Days190
EstoniaJuly 28th – 31st2 Days281
LativaJuly 31st – August 2nd2 Days242
LithuaniaAugust 2nd – 4th2 Days475
PolandAugust 4th – 9th5 Days1,034
GermanyAugust 9th – 14th5 Days683
The NetherlandsAugust 14th – 16th2 Days330
BelgiumAugust 16th – 23rd7 Days594
– JapanAugust 23rd – 26th3 Daysn/a
– Sea of Okhotsk ExpeditionAugust 26th – September 20th26 Daysn/a
Belgium and European CitiesSeptember 21st – November 9th49 Days5,021
Summary for Leg 53 Months 24 Days11,513