August 12, 2015

winter solstice commute

As we approached the Winter Soltice, Tormentina's morning commute to school came well before the sunrise. This meant getting the head-lamps on before stepping through the companion-way, crossing a raft of boats to get to the land, then making the 1.5 km trip (one-way) to get from the Club Naval de Yates to the center of town in the dark.  This girl is a trooper, going regardless of the weather in the rain, snow, or moonshine. 

The massive projects of road construction and new infrastructure in Puerto Williams meant no school bus running for most of the winter season.  She is in "Primero Basico" (1st Grade) at the Liceo Donald McIntyre Griffiths and is the only English-speaking & foreign student in her school.

Tormentina (age 6) on the companion-way steps getting on her "action suit" for her commute to school.
Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (junio de 2015)

1 comment:

  1. Tough schoolchild ... Knock on wood! - Best wishes to you all! Georg