It is 0300 hrs and I am up adjusting lines. We were bouncing on the gravel bottom at low tide here in Puereto Toro.
It is Meredith’s 26th birthday today, 2 days after rounding the Horn. She has been crewing on the boat since we left Vancouver Island 18 months ago. In a few day she will return by air to Canada. That is a long time to put up with the conditions on this boat, but she did it with a smile. We have had a great adventure , and now it is time for a change , and perhaps a rest.
If the wind allows, we will sail the 23 miles along the Beagle west to Puerto Williams later today.
Yesterday was a long slog to windward in beautiful weather from the Wollaston Islands, back to Isla Navarino again.
Happy Birthday, Meredith!
Much Later : we left Puerto Toro at 0700 hrs and mostly motored the 25 miles to Puerto Williams. Passing by a penguin colony and a big group of dolphins.
We are tied up at the Micalvi Yacht Club in Puerto Williams again.
And so ends the Adventure to Now.
Meredith leaves in 2 days , and I may do a bit of sailing locally, some hiking in the local mtns, and work on storing the boat away for 4 months. Then I will fly home to renew several things, in about 4 weeks..
I likely will not post blogs much, if at all, between now and next August.
It has been great thinking of specific readers as I have been writing. Thanks Barb, Kim , Harry ,Dave , Roly, (who all commented often so I knew they were there) and all the others who followed our progress over the last 18 months.
What a Trip! Hasta luego.