Loc: Balneario El Condor
Acc: Roberto’s beach house
Dist: 0 km
Slept in a little – never get as good sleep in a strange house than outdoors in my tent. But no complaints! A house has manyh other advantages…
I found the local “Super Mercado”, and shopped the basics which were available for the next two weeks. The choice is always very limited for a spoiled European gourmet, but it feeds you! The mercado woman probably made the sale of the week of me…
Then I disassembled my broken rudder, and soon Roberto showed up with the new fin Alejandro sent via bus from Buenos Aires! Thank goodness! Fitting the whole thing into the existing pivoting stern piece was a bit of an ordeal for three local helpful handy men, but after about two hours it did it’s job without blocking too much. A bit of sanding here and there was very helpful!
Ok, the boat was set, now the look into the weather forecast …it looks not too easy to keep on going and to think about resources like food and water as well…I’m still in the decision-making process how to go on.
I could use for an hour a local basic computer in a closed hotel through a connection from Roberto’s sister Veronica, but I could do not much more than checking weather web sites and e-mails. No picture uploading, sorry! It’s not that every one has wifi here on every corner…we are not in Europe. But every one is very helpful and friendly! Much more important! Thanks a lot again to every one who is helping me on the way!