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Canal Bal­le­n­e­ro to Cale­ta Maci­as – 16 March 2018

Canal Bal­le­n­e­ro, Wha­lers’ Strait, was just one of many chan­nels that we are pas­sing the­se days. Canal O’Brien, Bahia Deso­la­da … you name it. Unknown places, names that sound like adven­ture.

We have to make some miles now. We have got 25 days altog­e­ther, a lot of time, but also a total of more than 2000 miles. Stun­ning sce­n­ery all the way around us. The wea­ther lives up to its Pata­go­ni­an repu­ta­ti­on of being wet and win­dy, but still, we get our love­ly moments of sun and patches of blue sky, stun­ning light sur­roun­ded by a sce­n­ery that might remind one of Green­land or Nor­way, but wit­hout losing its very own cha­rac­ter.

Canal Ballenero

Sun­rays play­ing on Pata­go­ni­as fjords

The anchor goes down in yet ano­ther beau­tiful Cale­ta, one of the­se litt­le natu­ral har­bours which were obvious­ly made for ships like hours. The shore­li­nes are fas­ten­ed to wind-bea­ten trees, giving us a calm night despi­te the strong wind.

Cala Ballenero to Caleta Macias

Shel­ter from the wind in one of many “cale­tas” (Caleta=natural har­bour)

Gal­lery – Canal Bal­le­n­e­ro to Cale­ta Maci­as – 16 March 2018

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

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