We announced our activities in the regional radio station Radio Nueva Genial. Young and old joined the presentation. During the TOPtoTOP presentation, Annemarie made a funny waste-game. Here the people learnt to seperate organic – from anorganic waste. Teacher Diego will coordinate the TOPtoTOP drawing contest and will send the solutions of his school children to us.
Diego is great! Between the activities we were able to eat at his place so that we did not have to row back to Pachmamama. He showed us also a beautiful lagoon and the Rodeo. The Rodeo is only twice a year and the most important event of Puerto Cisnes. The playstations are a little bit different from a city.
The Rodeo was the reason why we did not have a lot of volunteers for the clean up on the beach on Sunday. But the participants were very busy and we found even a battery!
Puerto Cisnes was a success! Thanks to the port captain Claudio Oviedo Cartes from the Armada de Chile for offering his buoy; also thanks to the mayor Auseno Saldes for the invitation to his village and again many thanks to our great local coordinator Diego.
On the 14th of February at 4 a.m. we set sail and left Cisnes. It was worth to go so far … for this great people and the beauty of nature. In this landscape with mountains and forests devided by this amazing labyrint of endless channels and islands the weather and light are changing permanently and drop all in a very special atmosphere. Further North in the Golfo of Corcovado we saw blue wales and their food, too. The organisation Ballena Azul tries to create here a protected habitat for this biggest living species of the world.
Unfortunately the sailing in the Patagonian channels without using a motor seems to be possible only form South to North. Most of the time there are southerlies or no winds. That means, we we have to sail from the Atlantic side or from NZ to Antarctica and climb the TOP of Mount Vinson.
The biggest event for us was once more Salina. During the navigation in the Golfo de Corcovado she stood up alone and did not fall even when we were tacking … and soon after she started to walk without stopping. Now we are in Tic Toc Bay heading for Chiloe.
Note: The Superwind generators and Sunware solar panels on Pachamama are working great.