Mar del Plata !
We are still heading south and will continue so for another 1000 nm to Ushuaia on the very southern tip of South America. The sail from Rio in Brasil brought us out of the tropics into a climate we are more used to. Chilly nights and comfortable 20 + through the days. The sailing here from Rio took us 9 days and varied from days with comfortable reaching, tailwinds to beating into 30 knots of headwinds . 4 hours after arrival in Mar del Plata a southerly gale arrived. Formalities went fast, with friendly and efficient officials the first afternoon. We could enjoy our first Argentinian beef!
We will stay here for a week before setting off south. There are some minor adjustment to be done on the boat. Tighten the rigging and setting up long lines for anchoring in Patagonia is two of them !
We are getting closer to the westerlies now and follow up the weathercharts and GRIB-files become mandatory and part of the daily routines !
Stay tune ! Eivind, Per Even and Terje !