Part 1 of Sailing in Tierra del Fuego by Greg Annandale on Exposure
Mid-March 2016 I reconvened with the crew at Vertical Shot Expeditions for a reconnaissance trip in Patagonia; much like 2014’s sailing expedition around Lofoten & Senja, Norway (see previous story), the plan was to head off for two weeks and explore. Our ship was the expedition yacht Selma, a steel-hulled ketch, more than capable of handling the notorious waters and unpredictable weather typical of Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel. Post-sailing, I spent a week trekking around the Dientes de Navarino; a 5-day route through the mountainous island of Navarino at the very southern tip of Chile. Peak Design were kind enough to support Alex Buisse and I on the trip, providing us with gear which proved invaluable; the Slide straps & Capture Clips ensuring our cameras were always at the ready, along with the Shell covers keeping the salt spray off the bodies & lenses. This post is in three parts (view part 2 & part 3).