May 5, 2016

pearl on the beagle

Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
"Mom, come catch me!"
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Stirring magic spells with a feather wand.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

olga bely

Olga Bely / SV KotikIsla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Olga & my girls.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

black-crowned night heron / nicotyrx nicotryrx / huairavo

Black-crowned night heron (juvenile) / Nicotyrx nicotryrx / Huairavo poised for flight.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Black-crowned night heron / Nicotyrx nicotryrx / Huairavo & reflections of expeditions boats.
Club Naval de Yates, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

sunset stretch

Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

endless collection

Inspired by the shell and feather jewelry made by the indigenous tribes of the Austral region, Tormentina is always searching for tiny shells she will eventually string.

Collection in a mussel shell.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

April 17, 2016

limpet pendants

Raivo's collection of limpet shells - part of a project to make shell pendants.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

bending water

Bending water.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

confetti on the beach

Flower confetti & a big breath of wind.
Beagle Channel, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Seeds on the shoreline.
Beagle Channel, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

April 12, 2016

pearl the girl with the beautiful curls

Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Limpet shells filled with flower confetti.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

the simple joy of harnessing the wind

Pearl's kite on blue & white.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Tormentina's dragon in flight.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

March 27, 2016

magellanic penguin

Raivo was very excited to see his first penguin in Puerto Williams. We spotted it at dusk, just along the shore of Seno Lauta, after one of our long days out walking.  He was beside himself with curiousity and could not help but go in for a quick look up close.

He did not remember seeing the Magellanic penguin colony (70,000 mating pairs) at Monte León National Park in Argentina when he was 6 months old or the Jackass penguin colony in Simons Town when he was a year old.

It is quite unusual to see penguins within the area of Puerto Williams, so we figured that there was something wrong with the little guy, and that he was probably sick or injured. 

We heard from some other sailors, Auli & Irjala from SV Manta, that they saw the same penguin a day later, a bit further down the shoreline of the Beagle, with a wound under its right wing.  It was falling over, getting attacked by the vultures. Sad news for my kids to hear, but also a gift for them to learn in real time about the cycle of nature and life.

Raivo takes a look at a lone juvenile Magallanic penquin on the shore of Seno Lauta Harbour.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Magellanic Penquin (juvenile) - Seno Lauta Harbour
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

viviana's puppies


Racing up the hill with their walking sticks to Viviana's house.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016).
Tormentina and Raivo give love to the two puppies left in the litter at Viviana's house.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016).

March 25, 2016

cruising world (usa) / april 2016

Cruising World (USA) / April 2016 print issue
"Finding Home at the Bottom of the World" - Story & Photos by Somira Sao

A destination piece about our in-port life in Puerto Williams (post-shipwreck) is featured in the upcoming print issue of Cruising World (USA). Magazine should be available on stands by April 1st and arriving by mail to subscribers now.

Thanks to editors Mark Pillsbury & Jennifer Brett for printing this piece and to Dave Weaver for the beautiful layout.




March 18, 2016

path to the whiskey bottle forest

Navigating and balancing on a narrow old path through the wetlands. I
sla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

flowering winter's bark

Winter's bark / Drimys winteri / Canelo.  Bark ground & used as a pepper substitute. Used by Cook, Winter, and
Drake to fight off scurvy. Also good for treating indigestion, colic, and dandruff.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016) 

last rays of light

Taking in the last rays of light at the end of a long day out.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

antarctic beech

Lichen covered Antarctic beech / Nothofagus antarctica / Ñirre.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

coihue and summer clouds

Coihue and summer clouds. Magellan's beech / Nothofagus betuloides / Coihue de magallanes.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

forest sculpture

Forest sculpture / (Artist Unknown)
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016).

March 14, 2016

magellanic strawberries

The kids have been looking, looking, and looking for the wild Magellanic strawberries on the island. We were worried we had somehow missed them for the season or that they would arrive after our departure for the birth of the baby.

At the beginning of February, we finally spotted a bright red berry hidden beneath the leaves of the Rubus geoides. Once we saw one, there were hundreds. Very tiny and tricky to get to - most are half buried in the soil - so a good task for tiny kids' fingers and a patient picker.

Magellanic strawberries (or rainberries) / Rubus geoides / fruitilla de magallanes (or frambuesa silvestre).
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Magellanic strawberries (or rainberries) / Rubus geoides / fruitilla de magallanes (or frambuesa silvestre).
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Magellanic strawberries (or rainberries) / Rubus geoides / fruitilla de magallanes (or frambuesa silvestre).
Magellan barberry / Berberis microphylla / Calafate.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Wild berry summer harvest.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Magellanic strawberries (or rainberries) / Rubus geoides / fruitilla de magallanes (or frambuesa silvestre).
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

tormentina in flight

Beagle Channel.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

abstract art of yellow lichen

Beagle Channel, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Beagle Channel,
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Finely speckled. Beagle Channel.
 Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Between the crack. Beagle Channel
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Lichen on a wrinkled boulder. Beagle Channel
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)
Yellow on white. Beagle Channel,
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)

little rock scrambler

Beagle Channel
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (febrero de 2016)