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Mountainous views, Tábanos and a World War I hideaway

22nd January 2016

41:48.90S 073:04.00 W

A tern perched on a polystyrene fishing float

Tern on a fishing float

We have had a change of scenery this week from the low rolling islands on the west side of the Golfo de Ancud to the steep fjords of the Andean foot hills on the East side of the Gulf. We had hoped for a nice sail across the thirty miles or so of open water from the Islas Chauques to Isla Llancahue but there was almost zero breeze and therefore we puttered across enjoying the weather and the respite from the Tábanos. Read more ›




Cruising Chiloé – at last!

42:18.78S 073:15.91W

Artesanal fisherman returning to Bahia Corral, the boat is called Sin Piedad (No Mercy)

Artesanal fisherman returning to Bahia Corral, the boat
is called Sin Piedad (No Mercy)

The middle of November saw us almost at a stage where we were ready for sea; almost, I’ll write about the final little jobs in another post soon! So we started scrabbling around making the final arrangements, ordering fuel, paying the marina bill, provisioning etc.. Read more ›




Chonos Archipelago

S 44 25’13, W 073 51’60
The breeze that we were waiting for when I left you at the end of the last blog entry never came which meant that we continued on overnight to make our entry into the Chonos Archipelago via Canal Darwin. Read more ›




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