Acc: Prefectura Camarones building
Dist: 51,2 km
Start: 7:30 End: 18:30
The day started a bit disappointing, as the forecast was first easy following winds, and then it started with 15 kn headwinds…well, at least until lunchtime. Then it changed again to NE, and even became quite strong, 15-20 kn.
I should have paddled all the way very close to shore, but the last bay after Punta Fabian I cut across…strange wind against tide waves there, actually 90 degrees to each other, but annoying on paddling. I would have been probably faster hugging the coast. and it is just boring to paddle so far off the coast!
A word to some stupid comments on my website, when people are wondering if I’ll cut across the next big bay – Golfo San Jorge…
Guys, it’s freezing cold here at night! Don’t even think I’m keen to *sleep* in my boat in those conditions…in a dry suit…one night out paddling without sleep is enough…
And – I don’t like my trip to be judged by having to do big crossings again, I think people know I can do it.
I’m quite happy South America hasn’t to offer those obvious big bays to cross. I already stayed four nights out – enough! You can try it yourself, if you are so keen on having sensations…
Maybe further north when it’ close to the equator, I may enjoy some tropical nights out. But not here – if I don’t have to…
A nice sea lion colony was at Punta Loberia, but at some point you have even seen enough sea lions…but I still stayed a while around. They are always fascinating to watch!
But the actual highlight of the day came at night – the perfect service of the Prefectura Camarones! It pays off to be in a small village – people there are like a big family! No “useless” escort into the harbor, but:
I got picked up by the Prefectura at the harbor
I got driven to the Prefectura building
I got a room at the Prefectura
I got driven to a super market by the Prefectura
I got a perfect evening dinner – chicken with potataoes and two salads at 10.30 pm – served by the Prefectura boss – what else do I want? Well, maybe the next Prefecturas will be the same :-))
But it is very late now, my pictures will have to wait to be edited and uploaded – sorry…tomorrow is great paddling weather, so I have to go! I wouldn’t have minded to tay a few days more and be treated so well! :-))-