Rain moving up a fjord in Chilean Patagonia, April 2014
On Saoirse, we have four crew members: captains Greg and Keri, myself, and Pichidangui. Our youngest crew member, Pichi is about two years old and stands about two feet tall. She enjoys long walks on the beach, eating fine cheeses, cuddling, going for rides in the dinghy, and giving high fives.
After finishing our journey from Huinay to Punta Arenas with the Eh Team aboard Saoirse, Jim and I both stayed on board to crew for the next leg: a filming expedition with iconic Chilean documentarian Patricio Guzmán. Patricio’s path to international acclaim began in the early 1970’s when Chile was embroiled in a time of … More Sailing with a Legend: Capturing the Chilean Coast
After the trip with the scientists from Huinay ended in late April, we were joined by two of Greg and Keri’s friends from Canada. Jim and Judy traveled all the way from Halifax to Patagonia to help us deliver Saoirse more than 1,200 miles south to Punta Arenas, where we were set to begin our … More The “Eh” Team
Part of what sets Saoirse apart from other sailing yachts is the fact that captains Greg and Keri have a vision to do good, important work through their vessel. Whether serving communities, advancing education, or working on conservation, they look for projects that will somehow contribute to the greater good. In Patagonia, a largely unexplored … More Sailing for Science
When I left for Argentina, North America was firmly in the icy jaws of the Polar Freeze. I remember shivering while picking a careful path down the icy streets of New York City, comforted only by the promise of a warm South American summer. I really thought I had things figured out: leave North America … More Getting Colder
Patagonia laughs in the face of two things: plans, and waterproofing. As I’m sure you noticed, I vanished for two weeks. I’ve been off on yet another round of salty exploring with the sailing vessel Saoirse and now I’m Huinay Scientific Field Station in the Fjordo Comau. The tale of how this came to be … More Of Plans Unplanned
Keeping this blog updated as we travel is hard. Once we visit a place, it takes time to process the experience, edit the photos, write a post, get an internet connection, format the post, etc… and by the time that’s taken care of, we’ve already had new experiences we want to write about. Some of … More Update: Going in Circles, Sailing through Fjords