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HomeTriplogs & pho­to gal­le­riesAnt­arc­tic 2017/18Pata­go­nia 2018 → Gal­le­ry 3: Canal Mes­sier bis Gol­fo de Penas

Patagonia part 3: Canal Messier to Golfo de Penas

Our pas­sa­ge of the Canal Mes­sier was bles­sed with fault­less wea­ther, invi­t­ing for sun­bat­hing on deck and pro­vi­ding mir­ror images on the water and beau­ti­ful evening light in Canal Adal­ber­to later the same day. But the wea­ther pro­vi­ded ano­t­her pret­ty strong con­trast ear­ly next morning, with some rather hard wind blowing in the Canal Fal­los. As we were facing an open sea pas­sa­ge across the Gol­fo de Penas, it was an easy decisi­on to hide in a beau­ti­ful natu­ral har­bour at the Isla Jung­frau­en (island of vir­gins). Inde­ed a very vir­gin, stun­ning land­s­cape and some of the most beau­ti­ful hikes of the who­le trip, with ama­zing sce­ne­ry and ele­va­ted views over islands, chan­nels and the open sea in the distance and many wind-bea­ten trees!

The Gol­fo de Penas (“gulf of hardships”, often trans­la­ted as “gulf of pain”) lived up to its bad repu­ta­ti­on. We got our share of wind and waves. Some enjoy­ed adven­tur­ous sai­ling, the exci­ting view of the rough open sea, sea­b­irds of all sorts in gre­at num­bers and asso­cia­ted pho­to­gra­phic chal­len­ges, while others pre­fer­red to remain on watch in their bunks, wai­t­ing for bet­ter times. The­se were, after all, not too far away, as we ent­e­red shel­te­red waters again north of Cabo Tres Mon­tes and the Pen­in­su­la de Tai­tao.

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

To the Gal­le­ry:   Ushua­ia-Canal Mag­da­le­na   Est­recho Magel­la­nes-Puer­to Edén   Canal Mes­sier bis Gol­fo de Penas   Bahía Anna Pink bis Puer­to Montt


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