July 22, 2014

full speed ahead

Nice to see a change inperception of what is difficult.  Kids racing uphill now at full speed.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (July 2014)

July 9, 2014

snowy navarino

Snow covered calafate.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (July 2014)
Cold fingers, cold lips, & a warm happy heart.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (July 2014)
Snowballs covered in lenga leaves.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (July 2014)
Second snowman of the season.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (July 2014)

June 24, 2014

June 18, 2014

puerto prat

Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperenza - CHILE (June 2014)
Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperenza - CHILE (June 2014)
Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperenza - CHILE (June 2014)
Carmendina (Nina) Santana Flores
Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperenza - CHILE (June 2014)

June 13, 2014

portrait of carmendina santana flores

Carmendina Santana Flores (Nina) y su mamá Carmen Flores Miranda
Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperanza - CHILE (1950's)
Carmendina Santana Flores
Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperanza - CHILE (June 2014)
Carmendina  Santana Flores
Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperanza - CHILE (June 2014)
Carmendina Santana Flores
Puerto Prat, Provincia de Última Esperanza - CHILE (June 2014)

June 6, 2014

bones & picket fences

Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)
Whale Bones
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)

fjords & channels of chile/argentina

Beagle Channel Approaching Ushuaia, ARGENTINA (May 2014)
Brazo Noroeste, Fjords of CHILE (June 2014)
Took a ride on the Chilean Navy vessel ISAZA through the Chilean fjords from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas.  What a gift for my family to see these mountains of ice, snow and granite.  Can never get enough of this very special part of the world.

Brazo Noroeste, Fjords of CHILE (June 2014)
Brazo Noroeste, Fjords of CHILE (June 2014)
Brazo Noroeste, Fjords of CHILE (June 2014)
Brazo Noroeste, Fjords of CHILE (June 2014)
Brazo Noroeste, Fjords of CHILE (June 2014)
Brazo Noroeste, Fjords of CHILE (June 2014)

June 4, 2014

patagonia, inc. - summer 2014 catalog

Great memories of our kids zooming fast on wheels in the southern hemisphere city of sails.  These two wild ones terrorized all the pedestrians along the waterfront by racing each other on all the ramps they could find (including the steep three story one along the Events Center building).

Both scooters made it to the bottom of the harbour countless times during Tormentina & Raivo's on-the-docks antics.  Thanks to the Viaduct Marina for being so cool with us and to Jeri Bakker & the crew of SY Zefiro, Dan Thielmann & Chris Sadler for putting on the dive gear to retrieve the sunken treasures.

Patagonia, Inc. - Summer 2014
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Waterfront - NEW ZEALAND (November 2013)

June 3, 2014

the beagle channel

Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014) 
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014) 
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014) 

first snow of the season

Making fresh snow cones for breakfast.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)

sail magazine (usa) / july 2014

Look out for the July 2014 issue of SAIL Magazine (USA), which includes a story about the Anasazi Girl crew.  Electronic version available at the iTunes App Store.  On shelves on June 10th in USA.  Text & Images by Somira Sao.

May 29, 2014

tail end of the season

As the season comes to a close, we now find the forest covered with a carpet of fallen leaves, the recent brights suddenly faded and replaced with earthen tones.  Mild winter days thus far, with intermittent snow, rain, and a mix of warm sunny days thrown in.

Chimanga Caracara / Tiuque
Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)
Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)

caiquén

Upland (Magellan) Goose / Caiquén
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams - CHILE (May 2014)
Upland (Magellan) Goose / Caiquén
Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams - CHILE (May 2014)

club naval de yates micalvi

View of Dientes de Navarino & expedition boats tied up at the Club Naval de Yates Micalvi
The grounded Micalvi is the vessel on the far left and serves as the "clubhouse".
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)
Salty sailor, belly up to the bar.  Club Naval de Yates Micalvi
Seno Lauto Harbour, Puerto Williams - CHILE (March 2014)
The southernmost yacht club in the world is the Club Naval de Yates Micalvi.  The Micalvi is a Chilean Navy ship that is grounded in Seno Lauto Harbour, just off the Beagle Channel in Puerto Williams.  The ship serves as a pontoon for a flotilla of boats, with bar/restaurant/lounge/showers.  The seno is very well protected and now serves as a strategic stopping point for expeditions to Cape Horn, Antarctica, and the Falkland Islands.

May 22, 2014

whisky bottle forest

James always makes up fun nick-names for the places we go with the kids.  Raivo & Tormentina found an old liquor bottle at the base of a tree during one of our walks in the woods, so whenever we go walking here, we call it the "magical whisky bottle forest."

Last flowers of the season.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)
Tree Hugger
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)
"Dad, on your shoulders!"
I remember when Tormentina was three, her favorite place to be was on top of our shoulders.
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)
Old Tree House
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino - CHILE (May 2014)

May 13, 2014

southern ocean wave forms

Beautiful continuous wave forms way down deep.  This was the mega powerful sea state that we saw two days before getting dismasted on our passage attempt from Auckland to Lorient (non-stop, via Cape Horn). Magnificent, mesmerizing big blue walls that simultaneously demanded our complete and utter respect.

Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)
Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)
Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)
Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)
Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)
Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)
Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)
Southern Ocean Passage - Auckland to Puerto Williams (March 2014)