|Ocean Watch photographer David Thoreson enjoys a reflective moment in a quiet Chilean anchorage.|
On we went, though the Canal O'Brien, past Isla Stewart, and into the famous Strait of Magellan. For the most part, we kept pressing, trying to keep to a hectic schedule, but at times the powerful westerlies had their say in the matter, and on a couple of occasions we stayed put for a day or two in some protected anchorage to wait out the weather. It took us two tries to get past Isla Tamar, at the mouth of the Magellan, and through a nasty pass of open water called Paso Tamar. Then, after wending our way through another series of taut canals-Collingswood, Sarmiento, Inocentes, Concepcion, and Wide-we finally made it to our first settlement in many moons, the tiny outpost of Puerto Eden.