onsdag 23. desember 2015

Ushuaia - the worlds southernmost town !

Christmas in Ushuaia !

The last leg south, from Puerto Deseado to Ushuaia in the Canal Beagle was a comfortable one.  Light  winds and many hours motoring.  However we arrived safe and sound without accidents but short on diesel.

In Deseado we had the pleasure of meeting Gustavo and his family. They helped us with local knowledge and practicalities and even took us sightseeing on the pampas.   They contributed to a very nice stay.

Arriving in the Beagle Canal  was impressing. The Canal itself, more than 100 nm long and  enclosed with high alpine summits partly covered with snow. 

It has been a long sail down from Norway,- 8500 nm since we left our homeport the 25.July. Without any accidents or problems we arrived 3 days before schedule the 19.December.  After 5 month on the go,   I now  look forward to a comfortable  3 week stay , well moored along a solid pier. 

Medio  January,- Villvind will depart for Cape Town in South Africa after a short visit in Chilean waters.    


Once more; -Merry Christmas to all of you !

All the best from the crew on Villvind !

Eivind / Per Even / Terje

søndag 13. desember 2015

Puerto Deseado - a short pitstop !

The Argentinia and Patagonian wilderness do not give an inch for free , neither westwards or southwards. The sailing is demanding with changing weather every 12 hour,- with an average of 20 to 30 knots gusting 40 now and then. There are few sheltered anchorages along the way so one have to be prepared. We depart on the last leg tomorrow with a resonable good forecast. 600 nm to go to Ushuaia. From the Strait of Magelan the coast turn south and even south east and the sail will be more comfortable along the coast.

Two typical anchorages along the route. Enjoy.

A merry christmas to all followers and friends,-this year we will spend it in Ushuaia. Per Even and Eivind will take their leave from here while Dag and Svein will join the vessel the 7. january.

Stay tuned !

The crew onboard Villvind !  Eivind, Per Even and Terje !