Monthly Archives: March 2015

Some fine weather

Puerto Eden

Puerto Eden

After a couple of days waiting for weather in Caleta Colibri we got going again on the 16th and entered Canal Concepcion where we made good progress but were thwarted in reaching our intended goal for the day by our usual enemies; wind and tide. We turned back into Caleta Nassibal having made 42 Miles for the day Read more ›




Beating Progress

When I wrote the last entry we were sitting in Caleta Villarica waiting for better weather to get North in Canal Pitt. On the 10th we thought that the forecast was promising so got under way but after a few hours of trying to make progress against about two knots of current and 25 – 30 knots of headwind Read more ›




Equinoctial Gales

Satellite image from 05:09UTC 05 March 2015

Satellite image from 05:09UTC 05 March 2015

The weather that I spoke about in the last entry materialised almost as forecast but in our sheltered spot didn’t affect us much. We could feel some swell, see the clouds rushing past overhead and of course feel the rain hammering down in the frontal part of the system. Read more ›




Guessing at the weather

We are still sitting out a prolonged period of windy conditions that look set to last for some days to come. I thought that I would write a little about the sources of information that we use to ‘guess’ what weather we ‘might’ get. Here when we talk of weather we generally mean ‘wind’; provided that the wind is favourable what the rest of the “weather” is doing is almost irrelevant. Read more ›




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