After the cruise on the Lena we spent some days in Irkutsk and Moscow.Therefore I can only now write you to tell how much we enjoyed the cruise.It was very well organised, we were provided with interesting lectures and excursions (and also with excellent meals!) The Lena is a fascinating river.Please transmit our thanks and greetings to Larissa who succeeded in making us (Norwegians,Swiss,Russians and some Dutch people) feel like one party, privileged to participate in an expedition.Christa and I, we were happy to join the Russian group.

Best regards,.

Willem Hendrik de Beaufort