Jan 122013
 

The Falklands – Tierra del Fuego passage is supposed to be really difficult. And yes, we did have problems on the first attempt. But as always, with difficult passages you try to prepare better, and the weather forecasts down here have been surprisingly accurate during the 5 weeks that I have been monitoring them, so after all it was maybe not too surprising that we had a very enjoyable passage. We did wait 3 days extra in Stanley for the correct weather window before starting the second attempt.

So in the end we had two very enjoyable days of sailing in sunshine, and then a full day of boring motoring in calms and adverse currents once we got down to Isla de Los Estados. But the spectacular view while entering the Beagle channel did compensate for the motoring…

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