Loc: Cabo Bascunan Bahia Sarco
Dist: 46,5 km
Start: 8:15 End: 16:50
Estimated landing: Huasco
Estimated starting time: Right after sunrise
Estimated landing time: Well before sunset
What a great sleep! No worries about people visiting, about the launching, no dogs barking, roosters singing, frogs noise…just a very light rain.
The light drizzle unfortunately kept on going all morning, and the visibility was low. Also the wind, which made the paddling actually deadly boring. Not much to see, not much to play. But we started a song contest! Hahaha…
The weather soon changed after lunch, when we already left Isla Chanaral sunken in the drizzle to the left.
The landscape also changed since yesterday, it had way more dunes than rocks, and it also became pretty flat hinterland. Combined with the low swell, we spotted many suitable landing spots. But onls one single jumping dolphin!
We were working our way from visible headland to visible headland, and finally got a great wind push on almost flat swell. Then, paddling was nice again!
Turning almost east around Cabo Bascunan, the water was dead calm, and we picked the first sandy beach, despite it had a few larger round rocks before the sand. But this was no problem on the calm sea today!
I landed first and jumped out in the shallows, and carefully directed my boat through the round rocks up the white sandy beach. Already on the sand, I just shouldn’t have been falling on my bum while lifting the bow a bit over the rocks on dragging, as unfortunately I also drooped my heavy loaded boat from about 20 cm only on a small ca. 15 cm round rock. It gave a circular crack in the gel coat, which I later better sealed with some epoxy glue.
The two hours after making camp were eventually blessed with a bit of sunshine! Peter enjoyed a shave, while I was working on my finger nails…idyllic scenery! Not that we arrive scrubby tomorrow in Husaco for refilling water…