Posts made in January, 2012

Lista Light Voyage : The Patagonian Channels Part One

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We have been sailing in the most amazing place in the planet. That is simply no exaggeration. This blog falls into three parts, and is a little unusual! First, a gallery with some music, some of the images are beautiful and we are genuinly pleased with, there are others with us in…! Second is a little playful poem of our time here, and the thrid a wordy acount which is more descriptive of the shenanigans and landscape but, alas, will never do this magestic land justice. Lista Light chile log   December Patagonia painted her carefree side, green...

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The Famished Road – Part III

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Running, Survival, The Run Up | 0 comments

Hours Since Last Food: 48 hrs Hours Since Last proper meal: 72 hrs Miles Run Today: 10 Miles Run Overall: 25   12:02     Wow, didn’t expect that! Having suffered 1 day with little,  then two more with no food, and having run the combined distance of a marathon with no fuel, one would imagine feeling a little predatory about the first meal. The pan is ready to go in the galley with a wholesome pikelet-cross-crumpet mix (a hybrid known in our home as “pumpettes”) prepared before this last run frothing nearby, the tea is brewing, a new jar of homemade plum jam is smelling sweet...

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The Famished Road – Part II

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Running, Survival, The Run Up | 0 comments

The Famished Road – Part II   Hours Since Last Food: 24 Hours Since Last proper meal: 48 Miles Run Today: 10   20:18 Just returned from our run today up the beautiful Rio Baker valley, glaciers oozing with snow melt, fierce, jagged peaks jutting out of the rock and ice, and yet the valleys, in the height of summer as it is, have an warm mossy air trapped by another day of sun. There’s a water shortage at the moment which is almost unheard of here  in a part of the world where it rains 8000mm/year. Normally if its not raining here, then either it just has, or its about to. But...

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The Famished Road – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Running, Survival, The Run Up | 0 comments

Its 20:30 on the first day of our “running lean” experiment, and everything is disappointingly normal. I have a light headache but no other discomfort, aside from the fact I am looking a little longingly at some smoked sausages that we have mistakenly left adorned around the galley. I could easily nail all of them. The legs are in the usual state of being vaguely cogniscent that they had been called upon, but not seeking retribution for that. Even the final sparse bowl of white rice I could take or leave, not my favourite food. We are training for the perhaps likely eventuality that there...

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24 HOURS TO GO!!!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Birds, Conservation, Running, Sponsorship and Donations, The Run Up | 0 comments

0500, Sunday 15 January 2012, Tortel, southern Chile, S 47°48 30, W 73°32. 20. I’ve just crawled out of bed. Can’t sleep. I’m writing emails in my sleep that shoot round and round in my head. Piles of dishes collect, stuff slumps onto the floor. All I can think about is the Berghaus Challenge  and whether we’re closing on the front runners. We won’t find out until 1300 hours today, when we have a two hour slot to send and receive emails and check out the website. The link ashore is painfully slow, so we’re tapping emails offline aboard Lista Light. We will scuttle off to the...

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