Posts made in December 28th, 2011

‘…even educated fleas do it . . . lets do it, lets . . . fall in love . . .!’

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Birds, The Run Up, Wildlife Moment Of The Week | 0 comments

It’s mid summer’s day in the Southern Hemisphere and at 44 degrees south of the equator, that means a full 16 hours of sunlight. It’s a curious day in the calendar, where the sun’s zenith is at its furthest south, cultures around the world are full of stories and celebration. In Chile in means the summer has started. Implicit therefore that spring has ended. We leave the Lista Light early on our Kayak to wander through our archipelago of wooded islands afoot the Andes. It may be the longest day but there is a chill in the air from last night’s hailstorm which coated the decks white...

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Drowned Rats

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in The Run Up | 0 comments

  We’re still voyaging south. Indeed, at Lista Light’s (our old sailing boat) current pace we will be for several years more. Fishing boats, dolphins, sea lions, imperial cormorants, you name it; leave us flailing in their fishy wake. The ‘run-up to the run’ is not progressing quite at the desired rate. What we need are strong north winds. What we have are wonderfully warm, but incessantly southerly winds. This has led us to an impromptu stop at Cisnes. ‘Cisnes’ means ‘swans’ in Spanish and the pretty little town nestling in the skirts of forested Andean mountains is a...

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