Days 6 to 8, on the dock in Puerto Williams
11.05.2013 - 13.05.2013 0 °C
Finally the time has come to get on the boat!
Thankfully the husband of the lady who runs the hostel (Pablo) is able to run us down to the dock with our 'excess baggage'.
Wow what a vessel Pelagic is, turns out that the full crew for the trip will be just 8, five of us paying amateurs and 3 semi-permanent crew, less than we thought but a great bunch and should make for a nice close team.
Up sharpish to go to our class room for a refresher on our yachtmaster skills, then back to the boat to move it out to a buoy as out neighbours are intent on leaving at 4:00am for a trip to a remote trekking destination.
Andy's on duty in the zodiac to pick up mooring lines and pass to the yacht in the middle of a snowstorm.
Another day in the classroom but preceded by moving the boat back to the dock (well sort of the dock another story later) in the middle of a blizzard.
The dock is an ex freighter, the Micalvi, which has been sunk to the floor of the inlet and then turned into a yacht club, looks a wreck on the outside but inside the listing hulk is a nice bar, restaurant and showers!