Posts Tagged "Chile"

‘…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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‘On-board Office’

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Sponsorship and Donations, The Run Up | 0 comments

It’s 5.00 am and our ‘on- board office’ is whirring. We have one more day to fight through grant applications, harass sponsors, colleagues, friends and family, select our conservation charity and build our 5000 mile project website. I have just stuck my head through the companion way. The sea shimmers in the golden morning light and the jagged snow-capped peaks of the Andes stand like a line of formidable dentures behind us! We’re anchored in the tiny fishing cove of Rilan, on the east coast of the undulating island of Chiloe. Yesterday our floating office pulled from its buoy in...

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