Necessity is at Puerto Eugenia
Eva and Jan Fr. Mack
Thu 12 Jan 2012 02:09
We came in from Cape Horn looking for a place to hide. The wind came up. In Bahia san Fransisco the chop got interesting. We were going to Puerto Maxwell - the best anchorage in the little group of islands inside Cape Horn.
When Necessity got in, the wind was blowing hard from the east, and the anchorage felt far from perfect. We were somewhat comforted by the expectation that the wind would turn from the west. We put out two anchors and two lines ashore. Necessity was effectively suspended, and we felt secure. During the night the wind turned and we had gusts of 45 knots from above. Down the mountain the wind came howling. It was raining hard. We were hanging on our shore lines, and it was actually a good feeling sitting in this harsh environment with the heater on and a good book. Late in the day we took the dinghy ashore and had a walk in a rather barren landscape. No sign of animals other than birds on the dry. Some pinguins, seals, dolphins and birds at sea. This place seems tougher than the Aleut Islands in Alaska.
Today the weather was better, and we had a good sail back towards Terra del Fuego. We are now anchored only 10 miles from Puerto Williams where we will eventually check out of Chile for Argentina.
Greetings to you all,