Brazil and Beyond to Piriapolis, Uruguay.

Mindelo to Cabedelo, Brazil took 12 and half days with only a couple of windless days through the Doldrums.

Crossing the Equator
Crossing the Equator

The welcome at Jacare Marina included showers, cold beer, locally caught fish and hand cut chips! very well received.

We pushed on after a couple of days, filling with water, diesel and topping up on fresh supplies. Calling into Vitoria, then Niterio the forgotten city opposite Rio de Janerio.  Again only spending a couple of days recovering and celebrating Simon’s Birthday, or was it celebrating then recovering!

Passing the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer
Passing the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer

Last port of call in Brazil was Porto Belo for fuel, the final hop of 600nm to Piriapolis, Uruguay, went well a couple of super sailing days and nights with fantastically clear skies, shooting stars.  The wild life included Jackass Penguins, Orcas, Dolphins, Albatross, Turtle, Seals, really rounding off a smooth trip.


Thanks to Simon aka Chalky for all your help.  A couple of days relaxing in Piriapolis then the three day journey to get back to Kodiak Island, Alaska.  Where Arctic Tern has been looked after so well, big thanks to Mike.

Here we are now preparing her for our Alaskan Summer……..

2 thoughts on “Brazil and Beyond to Piriapolis, Uruguay.”

  1. Les & Ali,
    great to be able to continue on your voyage with you, even though its through the eyes of the computor. Your adventures are a great inspiration to us sailors still waiting for the opportunity to escape and begin our own, bloody work gets in the way!!
    The LYC still speaks of you both with high praise and hopes of a return some day.
    All the best
    Terry and Raelene

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