mandag 30. november 2015

Argentina - Mar del Plata

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 !

1 kommentar:

Gerd C. Husvik sa...

Hei Terje,
Morsomt å følge dere.
Ønsker dere et trivelig opphold i Argentina og god tur videre!
Her hjemme har vi startet advents-sesongen og julegatene er tent
Håper dere har julekalender også!
Hilsen Gerd