|...and the finished product|
|Elias on the bridge|
The Micalvi itself is something of a playground for the kids. The bar inside is closed for the winter, but the wheelhouse, which is still quite a luxurious place, has served us very nicely as the setting for a BYOB social with the other yachties that are here at the end of the winter.
|Ice on the seno this morning. It's still winter|
And the yachts - what about them? You'll see in the pictures above that the place is completely full of yachts waiting out the winter months. We hear that prices have gone up in Ushuaia, the Argentinean port just thirty miles away on the other side of the Beagle Channel, and that more boats are wintering here as a result. And of course there are more and more boats in general, especially here in the far south. A place that only a few crazies visited two decades ago is now available to any crazy who can get together enough money to buy a boat.
|The teenager on Mollymawk has a skull collection|
that impressed the Galactics very much
|Johan on Alea|
And how about those boats, and the people sailing them?
I'm happy to report that the boats are a pretty ordinary lot. Nothing too fancy, as you might expect, and nothing too flash. The people, too - pretty run of the mill, unassuming sorts, no superhero complexes among them. A good group.
|Optimist training in Beagle Channel|
|Elias coming back from sailing school. He loves it|
|Family walks are a big attraction|
|Parakeets in winter - too cool|
|A leftover from a tense time with Argentina|
It's not too hard to put in a little stationary time first.