April 20, 2014

enjoying the season

Kids layered up for the cold south wind.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 201)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)

superhero of navarino

The city needs Raivo.
Banco de Chile, Central Commercial
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Flight of the Blue Hero
Centro Commercial, Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Swashbuckler
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Swashbuckler
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)

April 16, 2014

the day's collection

Isla Navarino was a place that I read about about in textbooks as a child and would dream only distantly about visiting.  Never did I imagine that this island at the bottom of the earth would become home.  On the Chilean shore of the Beagle Channel, the kids have found a beach combing utopia, a place teeming with marine life.  The sailors, meanwhile, have their own sailing paradise of flat water and wind.

Beagle Channel
Puerto Willams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Beagle Channel
Puerto Willams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Beagle Channel
Puerto Willams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Limpet, Sea Urchin, and Centolla Shells
Puerto Willams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Tormentina's Collection of the Day
Puerto Willams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Sea Urchin Detail
Puerto Willams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Limpet Detail
Puerto Willams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)

April 14, 2014

magical magellanic forest

Rope Swing
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Rope Swing
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)

April 3, 2014

canal beagle

Beagle Channel
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)

Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)

pearl of the sea

Pearl at One
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)

harvest before the frost

Harvesting Mint Before the Frost
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Raivo in the Mint Patch
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014) 
T's Autumn Bouquet
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
T's Autumn Bouquet
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)
Calafate Lipstick
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (April 2014)

otoño en chile

The change of the season has brought us all of the brilliant colors of autumn.  So beautiful to watch the landscape shift as the lenga beech turn from green to bright yellow & red, the dandelions go to seed, and the mountains become layered with ice and snow.

Autumn Bouquet
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)
Girls & Flowers, Boys & Sticks
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)

March 29, 2014

natural toys of the sea

Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams
Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams
Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams
Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams
Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams
Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams
Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)

puerto williams, isla navarino

Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)
Flight of Seeds & Feather
Raivo at age 3, Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (March 2014)

March 21, 2014

March 20, 2014

landfall celebrations


puerto williams, isla navarino - chile





We are currently in Puerto Williams on Isla Navarino, Chile.  With the generous help of Aerovías DAP, the five of us flew from the city of Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams. On arrival, we moved back on board Anasazi Girl and were tied alongside the Chilean Navy rescue vessel Sibbald for three nights before getting moved to the Club Naval de Yates Micalvi.

Commander Juan Soto, Lieutenant Javier Germain and the crew of Sibbald gave us a warm and generous welcome.  Jorge Montenegro, the Commanding Officer of the Beagle Naval District and Maritime Governor of Puerto Williams has also given our family an incredible welcome to the beautiful Island of Navarino.  Montenegro is the man who pushed the "Go" button that launched the rescue mission.

James and I are preparing an accident report explaining in detail the events leading up to the dismasting and the subsequent events after involving the rescue by the Armada de Chile.

Thanks to all our friends and family around the world who have sent us messages of love and concern. A million thanks to the Armada de Chile, the Chilean government, the US Navy, US Consulate General, and all of the Chilean Navy personnel who risked their lives to make this a successful rescue & salvage mission.

February 8, 2014

windrush flexi c-foils

Brett Burvill's Windrush Flexi C-Foils, a half-way house to full flying A-Cats, are creating some interesting
times in Auckland for this developing class.  These are a direct replacement for the regular C-boards.
Auckland Waterfront - NEW ZEALAND (February 2014)

February 7, 2014