And so we went to Punta Arenas to store ship for the return leg. Punta Arenas is a Chilean Naval Base, but it is a Naval Base like no other I have experienced. It was also the southernmost point of the trip. The Chile-Argentina border is very close.
It had everything , this included very cold sea water. That meant lobster(the real thing with monster claws and tasty, tender flesh), crab, and prawns. We had to paint ship here and every body was well secured because the chances of survival after a fall into this Antarctic water were very slim.
We would go into town and gorge ourselves on the best sea food I have ever tasted, bar none. Again the combination of the wine and the seafood was a joy to in which to indulge. What a life!!
We had gone to Punta Arenas by way of the Chilean Leads. This is an area similar to the Florida Keys in shape and size but of a totally different nature. Craggy, beautiful and downright dangerous. We had a Chilean pilot for the whole of the transit. Our business completed we set sail for ..?