Through the seasons in the world’s southernmost city, Puerto Williams, Chile.
Since we bought our boat going on six months ago, it hasn’t moved from an inlet of the Puerto Williams bay, thanks to engine troubles of which our readers are aware. Or rather it hadn’t until recently. Continue reading “Officials and puppies”
Back in January, I wrote that we were about to buy our then-derelict boat to start our sailing journey. Four months later, the boat’s looking a lot better, though the sailing remains in the future. We’ll be forced to make our first excursion shortly, when our vessel’s import permit expires, which will require that it reenter Chile. So we’ll visit Argentina on the Beagle Channel’s opposite side. Continue reading “The tale of a stove”
Desafío Cabo de Hornos 2019: the first Cape Horn challenge
When you live in Puerto Williams, the world’s southernmost city and the Horn’s closest city, you see yachts leave for the circuit around that famous cape fairly frequently. Continue reading “The Cape Horn race”
Came across Space Oddity’s plans in the bilge the other day, and look at the lines – isn’t she pretty? The Dutch designer Van de Stadt’s portfolio was extensive, and this is the Van de Stadt Blanche; his boats are known for being strong and seaworthy. Continue reading “The Van de Stadt Blanche”
Our boat’s interior, as described in our previous update, is currently in a bit of a state. We’re disassembling each cabin down to the hull, removing all the sand trapped there, then reassembling the rooms one by one. So we took the opportunity to shoot this video showing how the head (toilet) is made.
‘I wouldn’t buy it in that state,’ was the conclusion of the friend whom we’d asked to check out our prospective boat while deciding whether to travel down here. On the basis of his photos, and also his thorough written survey, we differed from this sufficiently to make the journey. Continue reading “Starting the journey”