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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Time for a breather in BA

Marcy Piriopolis UR

Upon arrival in Argentina the Marcy crew was tired. During the 33 days from leaving Bahia de Ilha Grande, Brazil to arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina we sailed fifteen days, traveled over 1500 difficult coastal sailing miles and crossed the borders of three different countries with two different languages. We visited officials in twenty two different offices while clearing in and out of countries and cities, and stopped in nine different cities and anchorages. It took three weeks of that time to dry out the boat after our storm in southern Brazil. Further, and most challenging since we've been thoroughly acclimatized to hot weather, we left the tropics and sailed into the end of winter in the southern hemisphere. We went from 70 degree nights to ice on the deck in the mornings!

We are recuperating nicely, and today we are enjoying a sunny spring day in Argentina while we enjoy a land of good beef AND (finally!) good wine. While South America enjoys a reputation for good beef we've found a well kept secret in the incredibly rich avocados – from Ana's garden in Brazil to the grocery version here in Argentina.

We've just posted some new Uruguay photos on Flickr.

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At 5:59 AM, Blogger Jack & Linda said...

Glad to hear that you have found the beef and wine supplies in quality and abundance. Enjoy Buenos Aires and the rest although every cruiser knows that there is no true rest as the list of tasks are endless. Safe journey.

 

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