February 12, 2015

raivo's army of cray

Raivo organizes his army of crayfish.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)

February 9, 2015

tormentina's artifacts

After visiting the Museo Antropológico Martin Gusinde and studying the case of arrowheads, punzón, and stone knives, Tormentina was convinced that some of the objects she found along the shore of the Beagle and Seno Lauta are Yahgan artifacts. She took her stone knife and bone to the museum this week so they could be analyzed by the lab.

Tormetina holds up her found objects in front of the Museo Antropológico Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)
Tormetina holds up her found objects in front of the Museo Antropológico Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)
Tormetina holds her found objects in front of the Museo Antropológico Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)
Punzón (basket making bones) - Museo Antropológico Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)
Punta de proyectil (arrowheads) and cuchillos (stone knives). Museo Antropológico Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)

February 7, 2015

jacky jumbou - phytoplankton lab day on anasazi girl

Phytoplankton lab day on board Anasazi Girl: French biologist Jacky Jumbou teaches Tormentina and Raivo how to collect seawater from Seno Lauta, pour it through an 80µ filter, drop samples onto a slide, and how to use a microscope to view the plankton.

It is often a cacophony of German, Russian, French, Spanish, and English on the big raft yacht club we call the Micalvi. No language barriers here as Tormentina came away from her "French" science class telling me that the phytoplankton is very important because it gives us our oxygen to breathe.

Jacky Jumbou helps Tormentina and Raivo collect seawater from Seno Lauta.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Jacky Jumbou helps Tormentina and Raivo collect seawater samples from Seno Lauta
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Tormentina pours her sample through an 80µ filter.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Tormentina pours her sample through an 80µ filter.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Tormentina prepares her first slide.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
T & R learn how to use a microscope.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
... and voila, phytoplankton!
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Transferring images of plankton from the microscope to the computer.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Portrait of Biologist & Humanitarian - Jacky Jumbou
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)

horses of navarino island

Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015) 
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015) 
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015) 

February 3, 2015

opti sailing on the beagle channel

Thanks to the generous gift of Nicolás Ibáñez Scott, Tormentina (at age 6) is learning how to sail an optimist at the southern-most sailing school of the world on the waters of the Beagle Channel and Seno Lauta. She absolutely loves her teacher Mau Carrizo, now counting down the days until weekend lessons, and telling us that she has found her "meditation."

Day 3 of learning how to sail - Tormentina approaching the Beagle Channel from Seno Lauta.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
The smaller the boat, the more intelligent the owner.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Pretty sure she's not thinking about the drama & logistics of fixing a broken mast!
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Day 3 of learning how to sail an optimist.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Tormentina with her sailing instructor Mau Carrizo and his assistant Alex Neira at the Puerto Williams sailing school.
The school was built (on the shore of Seno Lauta) and donated to the community by Chilean businessman Nicolás Ibáñez Scott.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)

stirling house - 1869 prefab

The Stirling house is now part of the "Stirling Pavillion" at the Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum of Puerto Williams.  The building is a pre-fab, planned structure made of cast iron by the Iron Works of Mr. Hemming & Co., Old Ford, in 1869 for the South American Mission Society.

The unassembled parts were shipped first to Port Stanley (Falkland Islands), then to Tierra del Fuego where it was constructed in Ushuaia and used as a missionary residence.  Between 1871 and 1907 it was moved various times by the missions - to Bailey Island, then Tekenika Bay on Hoste Island, and finally to Douglas Bay on Navarino Island.

After 1916 when the missions were closed, the house was then used by various residents.  Declared a national Chilean monument in 2003, the building was then moved in 2004 by sea from Douglas Bay to Puerto Williams, reassembled on the museum grounds and is now open to the public.  (Ref:  From Wikipedia/Martin Guisinde Anthropological Museum)

Casa Sirling
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Casa Stirling
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Wagon used to first start the construction of the town of Puerto Williams in 1953.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Casa Stirling
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Wagon used to first start the construction of the town of Puerto Williams in 1953.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Stirling House
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)

yahgan woven baskets

Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)
Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)

Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Febrero 2015)

January 29, 2015

whale bones, martin gusinde anthropological museum

Pearl in between the vertebrae -  Museo Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Small bones sitting on big bones - Museo Martin Gusidne
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Whale Vertebrae - Museo Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Museo Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Museo Martin Gusinde
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)

January 26, 2015

found objects from the beagle

Just a few shorts steps away from Seno Lauta (where the boat is tied to the Micalvi) is the Beagle Channel.  The tide provides endless art in nature and a fresh trove of treasures for my children.

Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)

January 24, 2015

pearl blooming

Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE / XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Enero 2015)