Filtered by tag "South America"

Fri 16/09-2011 Day 18

Pos: here Loc: Balneario Los Angeles Acc: tent Dist: 48 km Start: 7:30 End: 16:30 Day no. 3 with following winds…but tomorrow it will change back to headwinds… 🙁 Launched on high tide over the reef easy, and headed to my first destination of the day – Necochea. I had a potential host there, Martin […]
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Thu 15/09-2011 Day 17

Pos: here Loc: Playa Verde Acc: tent Dist: 60 km Start: 7:00 End: 17:15 A long day with following winds 15-20 kn from the back quarter section, so I always had to make sure not to get blown out to sea…but no problem. Still quite draining… More of a problem is that I’m not paddling […]
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Wed 14/09-2011 Day 16

Pos: here Loc: Monte Angela behind Miramar Acc: tent Dist: 55 km Start: 7:45 End: 17:30 Perfect paddling day! Well, besides only 5 hrs of sleep each two last nights… Yesterday was so busy I was barely able at night to write my update, and tonight I had to do a nap before eating and […]
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Tue 13/09-2011 Day 15

Pos: same as yesterday… Loc: Mar del Plata Acc: Alberto’s house Dist: 0 km Busy office day…e-mailing, pictures editing, didn’t get to sort out my video files yet…Prefectura visit, a very importatnt visit to a local ice cream store…food shopping, food packing, and more computer work until late night. Business as usual…a day on the water […]
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Mon 12/09-2011 Day 14

Pos: here Loc: Mar del Plata Acc: Alberto’s house Dist: 25 km Start: 7:45 End: 14:30 Fighted hard against the wind again…first “only” 15 kn headwinds, then breezing up to 20 kn, and gusting first more, until it was a constant 25 kn…and the sea was white again. At least some change in the coastline […]
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Sun 11/09-2011 Day 13

Pos: here Loc: Mar Chiquita Acc: tent Dist: 26 km Start: 7:45 End: 14:45 Ok, after I sent the update yesterday, I *really* had to look after my tent – as the wind had changed to almost south and my original dune shelter was nothing then… I decided to move the tent deeper into the […]
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Sat 10/09-2011 Day 12

Pos: here Loc: somewhere on the beach Acc: tent Dist: 15 km Start: 7:15 End: 11:30 Launched amazingly dry through the shore dumper, but then my fin of the rudder was so hard stuck even my as usual attached launching rope couldn’t pull it out while I was sitting in the cockpit…means I had to […]
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Fri 09/09-2011 Day 11

Pos: here Loc: Faro Querandi Acc: tent Dist: 35 km Start: 7:45 End: 16:00 One of those tough going days…the blisters on my hands are as painful as they can be (about 7, and one very big open one…) I urgently need my planned rest day in Mar del Plata to make some healing progress. […]
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Thu 08/09-2011 Day 10

Pos: here Loc: just after Valeria del Mar Acc: tent Dist: 50km Start: 7:30 End: 17:45 Great sunny day, lovely following winds, dead calm sea in the morning,slightly roughening up a little during the day. Surf is low, but still mostly wet to launch… 🙂 So all as easy and nice as it can be […]
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Wed 07/09-2011 Day 9

Pos: here Loc: near Mar de Ajo Acc: tent Dist: 55 km Start: 7:30 End: 17:45 The first “real” sea paddling day! What a relief. Not only that my hands tonight feel much better after a day soaked in saltwater and not sweet mud water, my soul felt free on the “real” ocean rather than […]
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