the Horn February 1st
Cabo Hornos light on a transit from west to east at 13.30 Feb 1st.
‘Rounding the ‘Orn! Wild rolling flat green mountains with battle scared rock
mind the view. Hooters, cheers and thanks to God in a resplendent action of all
things sailing. Three other sail yachts sighted and as we cleared Espolon point,
southern tip of Horn Island we found our second cruise liner of the day. Six
hundred feet of the Delphin lay at anchor below the rocky landing beach of the
Horn light. Tennis court on the top deck!
S 67.17.40 W
metal statue of the Wandering Albatross was epic, what a setting, erected for
the memory of sailors who have lost their lives in this water. A
visit to the light house, 1912 and all. Climbed the stairs covered in sailing
burgee flags and saluted all those who have helped us arrive here. The Armada
navy station stamped our passports, takes a whole page, coolest print in
armada Navy Sergeant on his year tour of duty said westerly winds often make
ninety knots but blows from the north rarely go over twenty five. Time to run.
We fled headlong into fifteen knots of northerly for a ten mile dash back into
the protection of the small islands. An evening return anchorage at Caleta
Martial, Herschel Island, still fifty five south. Swell on the rocks like
thunder when the third set lands.