Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Kirke Passage and Puerto Natales

Our next landing was by tender in Puerto Natales, the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park. We sailed up the beautiful Fjord Estero de Las Montañas to the Kirke Passage in order to enter the Golfo Almirante Montt. The Kirke Passage is a narrow channel that has treacherous currents that limit when it can be safely navigated. One of the Zodiacs was launched to go into the channel to measure the speed of the current.; after waiting about an hour we slowly passed through the Kirke Passage and were on our way to Puerto Natales.

The Kirke Passage
Zodiac in the Passage
Sunrise off Puerto Natales
                                                   Street art in Puerto Natales
Flying sculpture
Statue of Alberto de Agostini
Le Boréal at anchor

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